“I first experienced the therapeutic effects of Keep Moving during my training sessions at the Parkinson Clinic at Beelitz-Heilstätten. I had been wondering how this training might help people suffering from Parkinson’s disease. After the first few exercises I was surprised to notice how my whole body began to straighten itself and my tense upper-body muscles started to relax. Most noticeably, the tremor in my left hand abated. With each sequence of slow, fluid, sweeping movements my body continued to expand, and I could shake off my usual bent-over posture. When I left the studio at the end of our taiji session I felt uplifted, both in body and in mind. Our training had given me greater strength, and I felt confident to be able to counteract my symptoms by practicing taiji.
Antje (aged 53), from Leipzig, diagnosed with Parkinson some months previously