What is Tai Chi Qigong?

Tai Chi Qigong is an ancient Chinese system, although many same or similar techniques are found in other ancient cultures and healing systems.  It uses the body's life force energy, known as Qi, Chi, Prana, and if you're a fan of Star Wars 'The Force'😀, to promote health and wellbeing.  The movements are gentle, flowing and easy to perform, and can even be done seated, but are also very powerful.

Often known as 'meditation in movement', it has been suggested by The Harvard Medical Journal that it should be called 'Medication in Movement'.  It goes on to say that 'This could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.  There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China has value in treating or preventing many health problems.  And you can get started even if you aren't in the best of health'.

Benefits include

* Promoting Restful Sleep

* Balancing Blood Pressure

* Improved Circulation

* Aids Digestion

* Alleviates Stress and Anxiety

* Improves Balance

* Boosts Immune System

* Can speed up recovery from ill health

And much more.....

All classes finish with a beautiful Guided Relaxation Meditation.

You can see examples of some of the exercises and hear typical examples of the meditations on You Tube, Divine Balance Tai Chi Qigong.

This link takes you to Separating Heaven and Earth, one of the movements we regularly do at the classes

https://youtu.be/ZRDMCHarQ1Q

 

Benefits of Focused Breathing and Meditation

A growing body of evidence now supports what ancient cultures have always known, that regularly taking time to disconnect from your everyday life, bringing you attention inward and focusing on the breath can relieve stress and anxiety and bring about inner peace. 

When you bring your attention inward away from jumbled and repetitive thoughts, your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing is enhanced.

At our classes we always finish with a Guided Relaxation Meditation which increases and enhances the work that we do during the main parts of the class.  After the meditation people say they not only have a deep sense of peace and wellbeing but also a clearer perspective on their life circumstances and an increased sense of self awareness, more patience and tolerance.

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