Tai Chi & Qi GongThe 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 ChiWith 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 GongQi (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.
- 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
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
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
Nearest Station – Uxbridge (Metropolitan, Piccadilly lines) – 15 mins
Free parking available at the centre.
Parking also available on The Greenway and surrounding roads
No restrictions after 5 pm