Duration: 60 mins
Impact: Low Impact
What is Tai Chi?
The class starts with Chi Kung, a series of movements that stimulate the flow of chi (energy) through the body. If the chi is blocked then it is thought to lead to poor health. Through Chi Kung you will increase your ability to experience more positive emotions. With regular practice your physical body, mind-set and emotions will become more balanced.
Tai Chi and Chi Kung have been combined within the framework of a martial art and used as healing techniques. Described as ‘meditation in motion’, it is a graceful, gentle form of physical exercise that can be practiced for health reasons or may become a disciplined practice and way of life.
The relaxed movements allow blood to flow to all the muscles allowing quicker healing as oxygen and nutrients can reach the places they are needed more quickly.
“Tai Chi can be practiced to slow down the negative effects of ageing but also athletes use it to sharpen reflexes, balance and coordination.” Mark Green Tai Chi Practitioner.
Benefits of Tai Chi:
Improve balance and coordination
Help to reduce stress
Increase flexibility and mobility
What do I need to bring?
All equipment and drinking water is provided but should you wish to bring your own water bottle a water filter machine is available for refills. Please help us to protect the environment by not using single use plastic bottles.
Please wear grip Pilates socks or bare feet and comfortable clothes (no belts or zips please as they can make some exercises uncomfortable and damage our mats!).
Make sure the clothes you wear are not too baggy, however, as we need to look at your form.