The other day I taught my oldest student ever. She was 95-years-old and was part of our Chair Chi exercise session which was held at a local aged care center. She was seated just behind the main circle and doing some of the exercise I was teaching the other residents.
I only found out her age after the session when she was introduced to me and when I was told she was 95-years-old I said, ‘ah, you’re only a spring chicken’ which got a bit of laugh from her and her carer.
My youngest groups are 5-year-old prep students who are part of the Pozitive Kidz are happy kidz workshops I run for primary schools. They’re always fun to teach and you certainly have to keep things movings otherwise their short attention span causes them to get fidgety and wander off into their own little worlds. And when they do that it’s like herding cats.
So it really it doesn’t matter how old or how fit you are most people can do some form of Chi exercises such as Tai Chi, Chair Chair, or Chi Kung – from 5-years-old to 95-years-old.
Or maybe even younger or older.