Tai Chi (Chen Style) and Qigong
Theses enhance physical and mental health, as well as relieve stress, improve posture, balance, flexibility, and strength.
- Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion”
- Qigong, pronounced Chi Kung (Qi = Energy, Gong = Practice)
Level 1: Introduction to the 24 (Chen Style) Tai Chi forms and Qigong .
Level 2: Experienced students who have taken level 1 and wish to further their practice of the 24 (Chen Style) Tai Chi and Qigong forms.
You will also learn breathing techniques that build internal energy while moving it through the body meridians.
Both are a graceful form of exercise and meditation which energizes, relaxes, and rejuvenates your entire being. It is easy to learn, suitable for all ages and fitness levels, and is performed standing or sitting.
Each class includes a warm-up, short meditation, proper breathing, flowing movements, invigorating self-massage, and energy cleansing exercise. The flowing, mindful movements strengthen the body and oil the joints while improving mood and bone density. Easy and fun to learn. Students confirm each class leaves them refreshed, relaxed and energized.
Yin postures are held for three to five minutes giving the body opportunity to open/release tension from deeper tissues allowing us to be still in meditation. The practice works with our energetic body clearing blockages in meridians, increasing the flow of prana or chi and improving the health of our organs. Connective tissues, ligaments, tendons and bones all benefit greatly from this practice. Yin Yoga is suitable for most levels of students. Please advise your teacher of any physical limitations.