Tai Chi

Tai Chi

At Magers Health and Wellness Center we practice Yang 103 Form. Yang Style is the second oldest recorded form and the most popular worldwide. Yang Style is characterized by a closely-knit series of relaxed and composed flowing movements that combine strength with resilience and vigor with gentleness. This class is appropriate for any age, any level of physical fitness and is a great place for someone who is just starting an exercise regime. Beginners are always welcome, we can easily adapt to your skill, fitness level and/or health needs.

Tai Chi is a remarkably potent workout for people of all ages and physical fitness levels. Tai Chi concentrates on strengthening the central nervous system, and on harmonizing muscles and blood flow to the heart, which in turn allows a greater amount of oxygen to be available for consumption. This circulation is beneficial to the heart as it prevents many diseases of the heart and the viscera and inflexibility of the cardiac muscle.

Recent studies show Tai Chi has been found to:

  • Improve balance and muscular flexibility
  • Improve immune system response
  • Improve ability to concentrate and multitask during cognitive tests
  • Reduce bone loss in women
  • Improve lower body and leg strength
  • Reduce with arthritis pain
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Promote faster recovery from breast cancer
  • Promote faster recovery from strokes and heart attacks
  • Enhance mental capacity and concentration
  • Improve balance and stability by strengthening ankles and knees

Wear light, flexible clothing and bring a water bottle for hydration.

Spring 2019 Session

January 9 - May 17, Wednesdays and Fridays
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Magers Health and Wellness Center, Room 102

Class schedule:
January 9
January 11
January 16
January 18
January 23
January 25
January 30
February 1
February 6
February 8
February 13
February 15
February 20
February 22
February 27
March 1
March 6
March 8
March 13
March 15
March 20
March 22
March 27
March 29
April 3
April 5
April 10
April 12
April 17
April 19 - No class due to Spring Holiday
April 24
April 26
May 1
May 3
May 8
May 10
May 15
May 17

Registration fee:  Free!  There will be no charge for this session. 

Instructor: Dee Ogilvy
Dee is Tai Chi Master who has been studying Tai Chi for over three decades.

Please register through My Learning Connection:
- Login at My Missouri State.
- Go to the “Profile” tab.
- Click “My Learning Connection” under the Professional Development section.
- Once there, type and select Tai Chi into the search box at the upper right of the screen.
- Follow the prompts to checkout and complete payment process, if necessary.

Contact Ben Hunt at BenHunt@missouristate.edu for additional questions and information.