30 Days of Tai Chi
Create a Tai Chi habit to support your health plan.
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A program to help manage symptoms of long COVID
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Global MD and the Taiflow team have come together to bring you a 30-day Tai Chi program for Long COVID.
Who can participate?
- Anyone who believes they are suffering from long COVID symptoms but don't have a positive COVID test
- Long COVID survivors with a positive COVID test who were not hospitalized during SARS-CoV-2 infection
Listen to Molly has to say...
What is this program?
This program is made up of prerecorded Tai Chi videos led by Tai Chi master instructor Leia Cohen to help you improve your concentration, improve your breathing and energy levels.
You will follow and master a set of five videos that you watch streaming from the Taiflow website.
With the purpose of aiding you to overcome your long COVID symptoms we have added a special element to the background music. Our studies have shown us that this has a positive effect on your brain and your vagus nervous system can aid in your healing process.
"When I started Tai Chi about a year and a half ago, it was my intention to get myself moving again after having Covid 19, gaining weight, and struggling with chronic fatigue. I've been amazed by the difference how the seemingly simple movements of Tai Chi have made in my health.
At times, the practice is addictive in the way it rejuvenates the body and mind. I've found reaching the goals of getting a movement right all come down to the way it aligns and resonates with my energy at that current time. Like metal, my body is refined by the movements, becoming more flexible and stronger by the fire of the Chi.
There are other times when I feel like I'm in the desert and growth seems to plateau. I know then I have to just continue with daily practice and revisit some of the basics, which helps seeing some of the movements in a new light. In turn that helps generate the learning process again.
The ebb and flow of the practice additionally teaches lessons beyond any of the physical movements. It gives me patience, endurance, persistence, and gratitude. Though sometimes I get anxious to learn as much as I can, I know that it is a lifelong process and is a practice I can speed up or slow down as my body so needs.
I am very thankful for your teachings, Leia, in both the practice and theory of Tai Chi you offer and for all the additional learning opportunities you continue to provide your students."
Done, but not finished...I have incorporated some of these movements into my morning ritual each day. I don't feel fully awake and ready without them now. Thank you so much for this opportunity to develop a routine that I know I will hold on to. My legs feel stronger, I know how to release tension from my neck and shoulders, my balance is gradually improving, and I am more aware of my breathing. My lingering Covid symptoms that have been with me for over a year are still with me, but I have learned so much from these lessons about ways to help myself. I plan to continue, either on line or live classes. Thank you Leia, Ann and Tim.
I want to say thank you so much to Leia for the opportunity to participate in learning Tai Chi. In just 30 days I've had a significant improvement in my balance and in learning how to breathe properly with the deep breathing. I will continue to practice Tai Chi as it not only gets me moving but mentally I feel more relaxed for the day plus it's a lot of fun and Leah is an amazing master to follow. Thank you! Lianne
Why did we create this program?
During the past few years, the world has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic; millions of people were infected by SARS-CoV-2. Luckily, most people have mild or no symptoms and recover quickly. However, about 10-30% of patients may be suffering from long COVID symptoms, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, brain fog, cognitive impairment, and depression, for weeks even months.
Both medical and public health communities have acknowledged that “Long COVID is real and could affect quality of life." They are also conducting ongoing research to learn more about the cause of long COVID. Meanwhile, there is a lack of clinical treatment or standard care for long COVID survivors, which is highly dependent on each individual's personal symptoms or comorbidities.
Tai Chi exercise is often described as meditation in motion; it promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Scientific evidence supports the idea that Tai Chi exercise can help individuals to build up strength and recover from fatigue, shortness of breath, and stress. Tai Chi can be a positive part of an overall approach to improving individual health. The benefits of Tai Chi may include: decreased stress, anxiety and depression; improved mood; improved aerobic capacity; increased energy and stamina; improved flexibility, balance and agility; and improved muscle strength and definition.
We believe Tai Chi exercise is a holistic strategy to help long COVID survivors to mitigate and overcome their symptoms.