A couple of days ago I ran another Chair Chi session for an aged care center and the residents ages ranged from 90 to 103 years-old. That’s over 1543 years of age!
What an amazing experience. It certainly reaffirmed my belief that age is not a barrier to practicing Chi exercises that can help calm and also energise when required.
As we practiced the exercises I shared some stories from my experiences in teaching primary school students and we had a good laugh. I tell these short stories during the session to engage with the residents and also to reinforce key themes that are taught.
At the end of the session I asked each resident to describe how she felt. When I eventually got to the oldest resident she said, ‘well, I’m 103 years-old’.
I had no answer for that.