With stress levels growing daily and Western medicine struggling to find long-term remedies for everyday ailments caused by pressure and tension, more and more people are looking East in search of more holistic treatments. Tai Chi, the ancient Chinese Martial art, may not spring instantly to mind as a health therapy for the ills of our frenetic, modern 21st Century lives, but it has a valuable role to play when it comes to calming and nurturing mind, body and soul. This program has been designed as a first step towards discovering the many benefits of Tai Chi, exploring its physical movements and deep-seated philosophy that can improve everyone’s quality of life. You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy Tai Chi, and whatever level you reach, it will help coordination and balance, develop flexibility, increase suppleness, sharpen the mind and above all else promote a feeling of calm and well- being that will help you cope with whatever life may have in store.
You will learn: How to increase your creativity and confidence, and slow down the aging process at any stage in life! • Boost your immune system. Improve your coordination and balance. Strengthen joints and increase your range of motion • See why more than three hundred million people worldwide enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi • Get a brief overview of the history of Tai Chi, from its beginnings in 200 B.C. through the 21st Century • Follow a Tai Chi warm-up and some basic exercises that create a total body experience, accessing parts of the body that other exercise programs never reach • Investigate the Taoist five-element theory and learn how Tai Chi balances these elements through the movements in the QiGong exercise • Improve your mental and physical health and find relief from painful back problems and arthritis • Develop a deep level of concentration that helps unite and nurture the body, mind and spirit.