Taiji (Tai Chi) for Health and Relaxation
Taijiquan practise has great benefits on health and relaxation. It improves balance, strength, coordination, suppleness, as well as reduces back pain, stimulates circulation and promotes general wellbeing.
The two hour class is as follows: We start with a gentle warm up session addressing all joints thoroughly, follow by ‘standing’ (Zhan Zhuang), a Qigong (Chi Kung) exercise, and end with Flowing Arms exercises. Other detailed exercises may be practised such as Soft Pushing Hands with a partner, Taiji Walk or Silk Reeling.
After a short break, the second hour is dedicated to learning and practising the movements of the Form: Laojia Yi Lu.
Wear comfortable clothing and secure flat, non slippery shoes.
Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is suitable for and benefits everyone, all welcome.
Residential Home Classes
Classes last 30 – 45 minutes and are much slower and gentler aimed at the needs of senior citizens. The classes address balance through simple weight transfer exercises, joints and finish with some invigorating patting and stepping to stimulate the flow of circulation, stimulation of nerve endings and bone growth.