Tai Chi      Qi Kong

 

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Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. Though originally conceived as a martial art, it is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: competitive wrestling, demonstration competitions, and achieving greater longevity. Tai Chi can alleviate the problems that will arise from a dramatic reduction in healthcare services coinciding with an aging population. People of all ages must learn to relax and release nervous tension to mitigate the effects of the disease of the modern age: stress.

  • Tai Chi is a form of self-healing in Chinese medicine

  • improves physical movement

  • calms and releases stress from the nerves and mind

  • develops chi, or life-force energy

  • reduce and even reverse the effects of aging

  • people live longer

Practicing 15-30 minutes a day can have dramatic health benefits.

Tai Chi’s gentle, low-impact movements don’t generate the potentially damaging shock, trauma and injuries often associated with high-impact exercise/sports. So Tai Chi can be practiced by virtually anyone—regardless of their age or current state of health.

This class is led by very talented instructor Andy Williams. His conscientious learning style from his many years as a naturopath and his highly technical abilities in martial arts make Andy a unique instructor. His sincere desire is to share the beauty and wisdom of these age old arts with as many people as he can so that they may be graced with improved physical and mental well-being.

Qi Gong is the medicine for all. It is an ancient Chinese holistic system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention to open blockages in the body based on the same meridian system used in acupuncture. Working with breath, power of mind, and most importantly with external energies of divine nature and universe.