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Tai Chi training helps blind people to learn balance and flexibility


Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art and is known for its effective defence techniques as well as health benefits. Now the art is helping blind people gain better control and balance over their bodies.

Margaret Underwood is a Tai chi expert and is now using her skill to improve the lives of people with visual impairments.

Her training is making lot of changes in the lives of her blind students and they are learning to improve their balance, flexibility and ability to lead more active lives.

Elderly people can learn to maintain their body balance through the Tai Chi practice and avoid instances of falling and injuring themselves.

Teaching Tai Chi to blind people is a first time experience for Margaret Underwood and she feels it is rewarding but tough.

The exercises and Tai Chi routine helps the brain activity and improves the strength of the bones as well.



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