Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercise systems for mental and physical well-being. Emphasis is on breathing and the use of fluid gentle movements. Tai Chi releases tension, deepens relaxation, improves balance, increases bone density and develops muscle tone. Its gentleness is especially suited for the elderly and people rehabilitating from illness or accident. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes to class. Be sure to bring water, as the instructor will provide numerous hydration breaks.