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Making the virtual world accessible to all – the Balance Minder Way…
For the on-demand videos you need a device with access to the internet and able to play videos.
For Virtual LIVE the device requires access to the internet, a camera, speaker and microphone.
The best part is you can use mutiple devices depending on your situation at the time.
The best thing to do is have a go. If technology isn’t your “thing” it maybe now is the the time to make the change and embrace it.
For beginners we recommend an ipad or tablet.
Signing up for a membership
Our membership provides you with access to virtual LIVE and on-demand classes.
We understand for some, this maybe the first time you have ventured into the online training portal cyberworld.
Balance Minder is about stress busting, so take 3 breaths and smile. That follow along and fill out the online form.
These are held through the Zoom platfrom.
Step 1. download the Zoom app to your device.
Step 2. Login to the Smile Room and select the day and time of the class. CLICK on “Join Meeting”
Step 3. when asked to give Zoom access to your camera and audio, AGREE. It may ask you what type of audio – choose internet.
Here is a zoom tutorial: CLICK HERE
Play it on the Tele
You can connect your laptop to your tv by HDMI cord. Remember your laptop will be the camera used to see you when you use Zoom/MS Teams
Shortcut on desktop
The following steps will guide you through the process of creating a desktop shortcut to a website using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE).
1) Resize your Web browser so you can see the browser and your desktop in the same screen.
2) Left click the icon located to the left side of the address bar. This is where you see the full URL to the website.
3) Continue to hold down the mouse button and drag the icon to your desktop. This creates the shortcut.
Time Out Tai Chi FAQ
What is the Off Your Feet Time Out Tai Chi program?
Off Your Feet – designed for those who have been cleared by their medical practitioner to start an exercise program but may feel a little unsure on their feet. This can be for several reasons including lack of mind and body connection because of stress and/or low fatigue management or a medical condition.
It is a seated exercise program designed to help you in getting moving and to embrace relaxation through exercise.
You may choose to watch the video first while having a cuppa, just to familiarise yourself with the program. Please use a strong and sturdy chair and always work within your comfort zone.
What is the On Your Feet Time Out Tai Chi program?
On Your Feet – for the person happy on their feet who wishes to discover the benefits of exercise.
Start exploring mindful movement and exercising for relaxation.
You may choose to watch the video first while having a cuppa, just to familiarise yourself with the program. Please work within your comfort zone.
What are your Follow-on lessons?
These videos contain learning on a tai chi principle, a focus idea to help with moving meditation and a way to add some depth to a move. This will help enhance our practice and keep things interesting.
In the video you will notice as the weeks progress our location will change as I take you on a road trip around my neighbourhood close and wide.
You will have access to all your previously delivered videos, so you can mix it up to help you maintain regular practice.
Remember the On Your Feet & Off Your Feet lessons contain a great set of exercises to build strength and flexibility.
What should I wear?
Cool, comfortable clothing to allow for easy movement and footwear, if necessary, that suits your environment. Doing the program in the comfort of your home allows you to be in control of the environment.
What is Brain Training?
The Brain Training will have us discovering our right from our left, a helpful way to get us to start being mindful about the placement of our hands. The most important thing is to have fun, this is really about just warming up and focusing on our body. Don’t worry too much about left and right, it took me months to get this activity happening. You can always practice at other times.
What is Play It Safe Skills?
They are a set of exercises designed to move the whole body and we are introduced to them progressively over the weeks during the On Your Feet or Off Your Feet programs.
What is Time Out Tai Chi?
Time Out Tai Chi has been developed to embrace tai chi moves encouraging calmness, serenity and stillness through movement. It is a nationally approved Fitness Australia CEC training program.
What is Qigong?
Qigong is a breathing exercise you practice for a long time to help you breathe using your whole body and is a great way to cool down after a workout.
Why do I have to answer the Pre-exercise Screening questions?
This is to help you assess your current health. It is always important to see your medical professional before making major lifestyle changes.