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Wheelchair Tai Chi helping veterans cope with trauma

  Crisis creates opportunity. That’s one of the philosophies espoused by Zibin Guo and a mainstay of the Wheelchair/Adaptive Tai Chi for Veterans program, which he directs. Funded by the Adaptive Sports Program of the United States Veterans Administration, the program integrates deep breathing with the gentle, flowing movements of tai chi chuan, a martial art known for its health benefits and meditation. Practicing it provides a suitable format

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Redefining Tai Chi as a culture for empowerment

This modified version of the ancient martial and healing art makes Tai Chi accessible to individuals with ambulatory impairment and works to transform the wheelchair from an assistive device into a tool of empowerment.

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