Tai Chi & Qigong Classes
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Tai Chi is like a moving qigong that is also a martial art. This class will be focused on increasing the awareness and sensitivity to Chi/ Prana in the body.
Each class will begin with meditation, moving into Qigong and finishing with Yang Style Tai Chi~
Maintain health, heal your body, calm your mind, and reconnect with your spirit.
The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.
The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.
Tai Chi takes this cultivation a step further and has formed it into a martial art. Both practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual.
"Of all the things we teach, I’d have to say the most valuable are meditation and qigong. In meditation you work on mastering the mind, and in qigong you master the ability to cultivate and move the vital force, known as Prana or Qi. The 8 Piece Brocade that we teach is over 1500 years old and is still widely practiced today. The movements are not flashy or acrobatic, they are low impact and yet gently allow one to sense and work with the subtle energetic body."