Tai Chi & Qigong
Tai Chi - (series)For those wanting to learn the traditional Yang style short or long form.
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese system of slowly flowing movements and shifts of balance that strengthens the legs while conditioning the tendons and ligaments of the ankles, knees, and hips, increasing their range of motion and making them more resilient, less prone to injury. The constant weight shifts practiced in Tai Chi increase balance and body awareness, leading to greater ease of movement within the practice and in everyday life. Tai Chi is a physical practice, done standing, that focuses the mind, while conditioning the body.
"I recently had major surgery. My physical therapist remarked that the reason I have done so well is because I had been practicing Tai Chi every day." - Jim Lyons
Tai Chi is associated with the following benefits:
more efficient breathing, reduced blood pressure, slower declines in cardiovascular power, increased bone density, increased strength and range of motion of joints, greater leg strength, knee strength and flexibility, reduced levels of stress hormones during and after practice, improved immune function, and heightened mood states.
Level I - traditional Yang style short form. Thursdays 4:45 - 5:45pm
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Tai Chi/Qigong - (drop in with a monthly Mid-day Tai Chi/Qigong Pass)
"Western science and medicine are now proving what Eastern science and medicine have known for thousands of years - there is an energy grid in your body. Several of the ancient ways of accessing this grid (acupuncture, Tai Chi and Qigong) have recently been tested using western scientific methodology. These tests have not only proven their medical efficacy, but by inference, their underlying philosophy. Using Tai Chi and Qigong techniques taught in this class you will learn how to access this grid to greatly improve your health and well being. Tai Chi and Qigong have enormous therapeutic effects including reduced stress, lowered blood pressure, aerobic benefits, stronger bones in post menopausal women, decreased pain in arthritis patients, and improved balance, coordination,blood and energy flow. No more cold hands or feet. The Hunyuan Taiji system is the curriculum for this class. This system focuses on a strong foundation in Qigong and Chen Style Tai Chi" - Lawrence Loofbourrow
This is a unique class and unlike our other yoga and tai chi programs. A One Month drop in Mid-day tai chi/qigong pass enables the student to attend all of the Mid-day Tai Chi/Qigong classes (ave. 12 per month). If you start after the first of the month, you will be prorated for the classes that you missed.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00-1:15 pm, Fridays 12:15 - 1:30