I had another delightful experience during a Chair Chi session at an aged care centre.
One of the residents, 99-years-old, Italian background, spoke little English, was watching me intently as I demonstrated an exercise that helps relieve arthritis. I counted out each movement in English; 1,2,3,4,5 and then in Italian; una, due, tre, quattro, cinque.
As soon as she heard me count in Italian she broke out into a huge grin and counted in Italian with me when I repeated the exercise.
It certainly reinforced to me there are other ways of teaching Chi exercises than just focusing on movement.
And counting in Italian is one of them 🙂