TAI CHI & QIGONG
The Eight Brocades is a perfect set to bring balance to your everyday life.
The Bear is a heavy, grounding set.
The Crane is light and flowing.
Combined, these three sets increase your strength and balance while improving breathing and posture.
Standing Meditation will open your mind and heart to the new experiences that come with QiGong.
Understanding Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a Chinese Martial Art, first developed by Chan San-feng, in the 11th century, when he combined the tendon stretching techniques of the Shaolin Temple and an ancient Taoist form called The Early Heaven Movements.
By definition Qi (chee) is that life energy which allows our bodies and minds to function. Gong (kung) is work, or, benefit acquired through practice. In essence, QiGong is using breathing techniques, gentle exercise and meditation to cleanse, balance and control the flow of life energy.
Tai Chi is a style of qigong with slow, graceful, fluid and powerful dance-like movements that gently turn and stretch the spine. It massages the internals and opens the channels and meridians while systemically, restoring the body to its original health.
Each of our Instructors have over ten years experience. Initially, we start with classes where we learn the fundamentals. These basics are practiced daily until they become a natural foundation for all our movements. This allows for improved balance, posture and energy flow.
As a form of complementary medicine, practices can be tailored to individual needs making it an ideal aid to recovery from illness or injury.
Understanding the living philosophy of Tai Chi allows us to become more centered and to understand our Self.
It is our commitment to our exercise and our students over 25 years that has people returning for years.
Tai Chi improves motor skills, balance and corrects posture slowly and gently. It increases circulation of the blood and other body fluids. Muscle strength and flexibility are noticeably improved.
Research has shown, Tai Chi and Qigong are beneficial treatments for Headaches, Asthma, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Cancer, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Pain, and a wide variety of common ailments.
Because there is a connection between physical and emotional health, not only is there marked improvement in organ function, emotional balance is improved over a relatively short period.
People who practice Tai Chi regularly report having more energy and drive. They sleep better, have improved balance, flexibility and knee strength, and reduced the incidence of falling in the elderly. Tai Chi cultivates focus and calmness.
Tai Chi Ruler is a more advanced set for those with better balance and strength.