Regaining life and confidence with wheelchair Tai Ji
OK, so I don't know how the logistics of this would work out, but woudln't it be really cool if you were an RTS or ATP, or an OT or PT, and you attended one of these wheelchair Tai Ji workshops with clients who use wheelchairs? Or you learned enough about it that you could offer mini-workshops yourself?
That would be really cool.
The workshops are given by Dr. Zibin Guo, a University of Connecticut and Harvard trained medical anthropologist and Tai Ji master who has developed new specialized programs for people with limited mobility, including people in wheelchairs. He says Tai Ji improves their body and soul.
If you don't believe Dr. Guo, listen to Carolyn Rayborn, who was paralyzed waist down in a car accident (she's featured in the video at about 4:40). She says wheelchair Tai Ji "has helped me to regain my life and confidence."
There are several wheelchair Tai Ji workshop dates for 2010 on Dr. Guo's Applied Tai Ji Web site, including Atlanta on Jan. 30, Dallas on March 13 and right here in Portland, Maine on April 17.
Maybe I'll go. That would be really cool.