Please remember that it is important to consult your healthcare practitioner prior to commencing any activity that is different to your daily routine.
Stress can play a role in cardiovascular disease. This Tai Chi & Relaxation Programme for patients with high blood pressure combines mild exercises at home with relaxation techniques.
Relaxation for Your Heart Health
The Programme is aimed at people who are either worried about the risk of developing cardiovascular problems, or just want to do everything possible to help prevent issues. Stress management can reduce the negative impact of stress for hypertensive patients.
Low Impact, Gentle Movements
In this video we give you an example how you can unwind and relax using Tai Chi. Christopher Allen, a Senior Tai Chi Instructor, takes the viewer through a series of low-impact and gentle moves which put minimal stress on muscles and joints.
The program has been designed so that it can be done anywhere, anytime, as it requires very little space and no special clothing or equipment. Tai Chi can even be practiced in the seated version if the person is unable to stand for long periods of time, or at all.
About Tai Chi as a Relaxation Technique
Tai Chi is the ancient art of moving meditation, whose origins lie deep in Chinese history from the 13th century. It works in various ways but most notably by offering a regime that almost everyone can participate in and can help to calm the mind and reduce stress.
Relaxation Videos in Your Language
You can watch the Relaxation Video with subtitles in German, French, Italian and Spanish Find out more
Let’s Dance on Hypertension Day
A novel dance programme sponsored by Daiichi Sankyo Europe has been endorsed by the Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) and the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (SIPREC) as an enjoyable way to make your heart feel good. Find out more