“We don’t stop playing because we grow old;
We grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw
From the time I could walk, I have loved to dance and move my body freely to music. How fortunate am I that as a mature woman I get the opportunity to not only keep doing what my body and spirit loves so much, but also to share the opportunity to move for greater health and wellbeing with others in my Ageless Grace and Nia Classes.
I have been teaching Nia for nearly 8 years now and I am delighted to have also discovered the joy of Ageless Grace, which allows people of all ages and fitness levels to move their bodies in a chair with joy, safety and playfulness. It lights me up to witness the benefits that people receive when they give themselves the gift of moving in ways that are safe for their bodies and beneficial on so many levels.
Ageless Grace is a fun fitness and wellness program that exercises both the body and the brain. Ageless Grace is set to great music and is designed to be practiced in a chair.
The program consists of 21 simple exercise tools that encourage “organic” playful movements promoting lifelong comfort and ease. They not only condition the body, they initiate a mind-body link that can positively affect our mood or outlook and increase cognitive function, which can help us live life to the fullest regardless of age.
The 21 tools have creative and imaginative names, so they are easy to remember. They are simple to do at home or in class. The movements are designed to be performed seated in a chair, yet they can be done on a bed, standing near or behind a chair, on the floor, or standing. Almost anyone can do them, regardless of most physical conditions because the focus is on doing the moves to suit our own body.
Ageless Grace targets flexibility, fall prevention, strength and mobility, activating the 5 main functions of the brain. Engaging our imagination and sense of playfulness and joy.
No co-ordination is required, just a willingness to listen to your body and how it wants to move and to have a go at moving in ways that you practiced as a child. Thus, waking up old neural pathways or perhaps learning new skills of ways of moving which create new neurons to begin firing.
We only have one body and it is our mission to take care of it, nurture it and keep it in good working order and one of the most important regimens to support health as we age is to keep our body and our brain stimulated and exercised. It literally is “Use it or lose it”. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather wear out than rust out. Why should the kids have all the fun?
I will be starting up classes in 2017 on south side of Brisbane. Watch this space, or sign up for mailing list to be kept up to date with where and when.
If you would like me to demonstrate the program at your workplace or would like to get a group of 8 or more people together for a private class feel free to contact me.
It’s never too late to begin – and it’s never too early to start!
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