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Tai Chi & Qi Gong

The Body Follows the Breath - The Energy Follows the Mind

Tai Chi & Qi Gong

A Journey of a Thousand Miles…

An introduction to Tai Chi, and Qi Gong: where the focus is on controlled, continuous movement, coordinated with the breath, helping the body to release tension in the muscles and increasing mobility in the joints. These exercises are non-impact and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Tai Chi

With a rich and historic pedigree, Tai Chi has evolved from its martial art origins in China to become a unique spectrum of movement techniques. Some branches of Tai Chi have remained as an effective, combative martial art, some as competitive sport while others have developed the therapeutic aspects. Different Chinese families have moulded the movements to give different styles: Chen, Wu and Yang being the most popular.
Here we will follow the Yang style in its short form – 37 complex movements that flow continuously from start to finish. It requires concentration, coordination, balance, strength and relaxation to produce the graceful, flowing sequence and typically takes 6 to 12 months to learn, but a lifetime to perfect.

Qi Gong

Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) Gong translates as “energy healing” and draws on a vast, ancient range of exercises designed to improve health and well-being for a long and happy life. It shares the same qualities of flowing, controlled movements synchronised with deep, rhythmic breathing, as Tai Chi but is more accessible to the beginner and has more meditative qualities. It also provides an excellent method for learning, developing and improving Tai Chi.

Benefits:

  • Relaxing – Helps to Reduce Stress & Tension
  • Mobility – Joints Move More Easily
  • Balance – Improves Joint Alignment & Stability
  • Co Ordination – Improves Spatial Awareness
  • Strengthens Leg & Buttock Muscles
  • Breathing – Increases Lung Capacity

 

 Key Facts


Where When Price
Greenway Mon 6.30 pm £59

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What Did You Enjoy Most About The Course?

Positions that flow from one to the next ... beautiful

'Circle Arms' - easy to remember and leaves a calm and relaxed feeling

All of it - a very patient teacher

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What did you gain from the course?

My sleep has improved & I am calmer during the day

Co-ordinating my whole body in one move

... a wonderful sense of well-being

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Course Details

Location

Uxbridge Community Centre
32b The Greenway

Uxbridge
UB8 2PJ

tubeNearest Station – Uxbridge (Metropolitan, Piccadilly lines) – 15 mins

parking Free parking available at the centre.

Parking also available on The Greenway and surrounding roads

No restrictions after 5 pm

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Tai Chi Beginner’s Course

£59 Six, 1-Hour Sessions

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