If you are unable to meet face to face, we are currently offering the following online session via Zoom.
Tai Chi originated in China as a martial art and in translation means "Ultimate Exercise". It integrates mind and body and develops both simultaneously. Tai Chi, as it is practised today can best be thought of as a form of exercise and meditation combined. Many of the movements have self defence applications but are performed slowly and gracefully with smooth and even transitions between them. These slow, relaxed and balanced movements, know as 'THE FORM', require practice and patience to perfect, with the emphasis on accuracy, control, stillness, lightness, relaxation and mental focus.
The practise of Tai Chi allows you to develop your own skill at your own speed. You can begin at any time and no special clothing or equipment is required. The health benefits of regular practice of Tai Chi promotes improved muscle tone and posture, mental focus, co-ordination and balance, general levels of vitality, increased flexibility and spatial awareness.
There have been a number of studies and there is currently a lot of interest in the use of Tai Chi to help with the rehabilitation of patients after serious illnesses (particularly heart problems and debilitative long term conditions) as well as in preventative healthcare such as reducing stress levels or helping to reduce the incidence of falls by elderly people.
If you would like to join us for this session, please get in touch and we will add you to our mailing list.
Tuesday 11.00am - 12.15pm
Contact name: David Lipka
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 07989 928675
Online via Zoom
Published: 09 August 2019