Increase in Strength
Increase in Flexibility
Lessens Impact of Stress
Lowers Blood Pressure
Increase Breath Capacity
Reduces Joint Pain
Reduces Back Pain
Rehabilitates Knee Replacements
Rehabilitates Hip Replacements
Relaxes Mind and Body
Gives You Head Space
Why take up Tai Chi
In our modern world that is so hectic we get little chance for real rest and rejuvenation. Tai Chi done as little as once a week has been shown to have a significant impact on peoples physical and mental well being. Furthermore everything you learn in class you take with you forever.
Tai Chi is essentially a life long skill that will enable you to relax your body and mind while keeping you body both flexible and strong.
How does it work
Tai Chi as a soft art uses slow movements combined with specific breathing and choreographs it into what we know as a form. There are two types of form, qi-gong (which means energy exercise) and then the long form.
The qi-gong take a repetitive movement and combine it with the breath and you repeat the same movement a set number of times. The qi-gong are done at the beginning of class as part of the warm-up and this also helps to release tension you may have picked up in your day, before class. After the qi-gong we move onto the long form, and here we do it as a class together with me leading.
The long form is a set of choreographed postures that you move into and out of and in combination they constitute the flow of the form. The long form has 66 postures and you learn it posture by posture. This means you can be taught the proper structure and movement for each posture individually before before moving on to the next posture.
Once you have learnt the whole long form the aim then becomes doing the form in as smooth and flowing way as possible. This is easier said than done, but comes in time to everyone.
For more information please call Bryan on 07870 498 581