Tai Chi

If you wish to improve your balance and strength, focus your mind and leave feeling calm and relaxed then Tai Chi is a wonderfully mindful form of exercise.

Duration: 60 mins

Intensity: Low

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

  • Increase strength

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.

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Disclaimer

As with all fitness and exercise programmes, when doing exercise you need to use your common sense. To reduce and avoid injury, you will want to check with your doctor before beginning any fitness programme. By performing any fitness exercises without supervision, you are performing them at your own risk. Space Fitness and Wellbeing will not be responsible or liable for any injury or harm you sustain as a result of this fitness programme, DVD, online fitness video or information shared on our website. This includes emails, videos and text.

It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure: 

  • there is sufficient space to perform the exercises safely and move freely without obstacles or obstructions, free from furniture, equipment and other hazards – a minimum of four square metres per person.

  • any equipment is safe and in a suitable condition for the activity being performed.

  • the surrounding floor space is entirely clear to remove any hazards that may increase the risk of slips, trips or falls.

  • there are no distractions throughout the duration of the session.

  • there is sufficient heating, lighting, ventilation and hydration.

Space Fitness and Wellbeing

Moor Cottage Studio | Moor Road | Burley Woodhead | Ilkley | LS29 7BE

Tel: 07971 988 401 | info@spacefitnessandwellbeing.co.uk

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