Tai Chi is an ancient art of great skill but the basics can be simple to learn and soon deliver health benefits. Qi Gong is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine and harnesses the body’s natural systems and processes through movement and body awareness. These mindful practices feature the integration of mind and body, fluidity of movement; control of breathing; and mental concentration in a gentle form of exercise which is relaxing and suitable for all ages and abilities. We aim to promote the many health benefits of Tai Chi & Qi Gong as an enjoyable way to improve the body’s response to stress. We introduce beginners to the practice through sets which have been shortened and forms which have been specially adapted for conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis, they may be performed seated if necessary. Practising Tai Chi in these safe and effective forms can improve flexibility, muscle strength and fitness.
When participants are ready, we move on to the traditional forms of Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong, which research shows can work to improve chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases and many more. With regular practice Tai Chi improves posture and balance, helps build immunity to disease, relieve pain and improves quality of life. Our Jingshen sessions are delivered in a therapeutic, person centred approach which recognises a range of learning styles and encourages participants to find their best level to work at for maximum benefit.