Tai Chi Classes
Yang Style Tai Chi
The Yang form is typically done with slow, steady movements, which help practitioners to relax and to feel the flow of energy within their bodies.
Chen Style Tai Chi
The ancestor of other Tai Chi systems, has a comprehensive system that contains Silk-reeling exercises, Chi Gong, and forms. It is practiced as an internal martial art or solely for its health benefits.
Not only is Tai Chi a fun activity, it has a host of benefits for your body and your mind. When highlighting the benefits of tai chi, a Harvard Medical School article states, “Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.”” The article continues, “There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health.”
Some of the benefits claimed for tai chi include:
- Better mood, with lower levels of depression, stress, and anxiety
- Greater aerobic capacity and muscle strength
- More energy and stamina
- Enhanced flexibility, balance, and agility
- Lower blood pressure and improved heart health
- Reduced inflammation
- Fewer falls particularly in at risk populations
- Improved sleep
Tai Chi has been shown to improve the lives of individuals living with chronic diseases such as fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetes. It also enhances the recover from chronic heart failure and breast cancer.
Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.”
Class Location, Days & Times
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Tai Chi / Chi Gong
This class is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Prior tai chi experience is not required. It combines gentle movement with an introduction to the Chen form. Tai Chi is often described as meditation in motion, but it might well be called medication in motion as this mind-body practice has value in treating or preventing many health problems. Experience this unique combination of physical conditioning and meditation.