Take a step toward helping to improve and maintain your strength, flexibility, and balance by practicing Tai chi and Qigong exercises with a group of Tai chi enthusiasts!
This Yang 24 Form class is informal and casual as we help guide each other practice qigong and Tai chi movements. Qigong exercises are practiced in the first part of the class and these movements make up the components of the Yang 24 form practiced at the end of the class.
We welcome you to join us Thursday mornings from 9:00am- 10:15am.
Your first class toward a more balanced life is free. All classes thereafter are $5 per class.
Experience the group spirit and….get your chi flowing!
What is Tai chi? (TIE-CHEE)
Tai chi is a safe, low-impact, slow-motion, gentle form of exercise with no fancy equipment needed. Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions.
Often described as “meditation in motion,” tai chi is a way to help relax the mind and mobilize the body’s energy while promoting serenity through gentle, flowing movements in a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching.
Take a look at this 1 minute video from the Mayo Clinic:
What is qigong?
Qigong exercises consist of a series of movements that include body posture/movement and breathing designed to enhance the flow of Qi- an energy force thought to flow through the body.
Who practices qigong and Tai chi?
ANYBODY and EVERYBODY who wants to experience more balance and flexibility with a low-impact, slow-motion, gentle form of exercise.
*Tai chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. Although tai chi is generally safe, women who are pregnant or people with joint problems, back pain, fractures, severe osteoporosis or a hernia should consult their health care provider before trying tai chi. Modification or avoidance of certain postures may be recommended.
TAI CHI FOR ENERGY
Beginner – Intermediate