Veterans take on Tai Chi to combat stress

Published: Aug. 29, 2018 at 4:35 PM MDT
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Tai Chi is a form of martial arts, and it's helping some veterans on the Western Slope de-stress.

It's a class that got started this year, and it's paid for federally through the healing arts grant for veterans. Slow, methodical movements in Tai Chi are meant to help people focus on the here and now.

"I think a lot of people that were in the military do suffer from anxiety, depression and PTSD, just like I do, and if they come and do this I think they will also get the benefits of learning how to be in the present and to calm your body,” said Sarra Bowen, Veteran. “When you calm your body, it helps to also calm your mind."

The class happens every Wednesday at the Masonic Center in Grand Junction at 1 p.m.