The Taoist Tai Chi Society is starting a program for seated participants. I have attended the last three sessions here in Portland, and have found it very enjoyable and good for stretching the chest and shoulders, as well as working on the recovery of my trunk muscles.

The instructors aren't therapists, and know little to nothing about the limitations of various SCI restrictions and issues, though my instructors have certainly been willing to work with me to maximize my enjoyment of the forms. Know your own limits and communicate them to the instructor as the need arises.

What they do is, at a regional level, teach their instructors how to teach the forms from a seated position.

If you are interested, check out International Taoist Tai Chi Society and look up the center for your region.

Life changing? Probably not. Cure oriented? No. Fun way to work out and socialize? Yes.

-- JB