Defending your health

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Defending your health

Tai chi class more for curing ailments than self-defense

Dr. Pam Kircher, foreground, goes through “Arthritis 31,” a series of tai chi movements developed by an Australian doctor, during a class at the Durango Community Recreation

Center on Tuesday.

Tai chi information

Instruction in tai chi is given in numerous places in La Plata and Archuleta counties, including the community recreation and senior centers in Durango and Pagosa Springs. Information also is available about other tai chi classes in Durango and Cortez by calling Rae Moeller at 259-1547 or the Durango Community Recreation Center at 375-7300. Moeller also may be reached at rmoeller@gobrainstorm.net.

Defending your health

Dr. Pam Kircher, foreground, goes through “Arthritis 31,” a series of tai chi movements developed by an Australian doctor, during a class at the Durango Community Recreation

Center on Tuesday.

"Fear of falling narrows what people attempt - so they do only what is safe. That can lead to depression and isolation."

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