TAI CHI

Tai chi sometimes referred, as “meditation within motions” is a low impact body-mind training originating in ancient China. Tai Chi involves slow, purposeful, continuous movements incorporating breathing. It is taught as self-defense martial arts, that simultaneously promotes well-being.

Because Tai Chi involves steady movement, it makes it accessible as a healing form to all ages and fitness levels. The slow movements encourage mental alertness and concentration.

You will need to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Your Tai Chi session will more than likely be in a group environment. You will begin by centering yourself and then go through a series of Tai Chi postures incorporating slow movement and purposeful breathing all the way.

Common Tai Chi postures include: White crane spreads its wings, play the lute, single whip, grasp the sparrow’s tail, strike ears with fists. The link and movement of the postures at a slow pace is why the meditation within motions label has taken hold.

Expect to find it difficult at first to calm your mind and slow your pace. We are so used to just getting the job done, taking deliberate time can often be very challenging, but that’s the beauty of the art form of Tai Chi.

  • Increased muscle strength
  • Increase relaxation levels and better sleep
  • Increased flexibility
  • Better balance
  • Better circulation
  • Maintain bone density
  • Overall improvement of health and wellbeing

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