What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art and health exercise based on Taoist philosophy that emphasizes deep relaxation of mind and body. The form practice helps one to achieve this by developing greater awareness of 'here and now'.
Tai Chi encourages a deep pattern of breathing with the flow of movements, which are relaxed but precise.
Tai Chi promotes core strength, improves balance and helps in the prevention of falls.
Tai Chi moves are choreographed and carried out in a set sequence.
Regular practice brings about a sense of wellbeing, boosts blood circulation, and increases the mobility of joints. It stretches and tones muscles, ligaments and tendons and improves posture.
The addition of Mindfulness Practices incorporated during the beginners instruction allow participants to begin to feel some of the deeper benefits of Tai Chi that are not often realized until years into the practice.