Intro to Tai Chi Qi Gong (6 weeks)
Would you like to reduce stress while improving your balance and core strength? Tai Chi Qi Gong is an exercise system based upon Traditional Chinese Medicine which is practiced by millions daily for physical and spiritual well being. It is one of the most gentle and effective ways of working with the body, calming the nervous system, and healing body, mind, and spirit. This class will introduce standing meditation, various qi gong exercises (basic and advanced) and the Tai Chi form. No special equipment is required. Please wear comfortable loose clothing. Beginners welcome.
The Swimming Dragon (4 weeks)
The Swimming Dragon has the power to improve our health, fitness level and promote general well being. It is practice by repeating a short cycle of movements specifically designed as a comprehensive care system for the internal organs. The benefits of this movement are improvements in the digestive system and the ability to eliminate waste, improve the breathing process, fortifies the kidneys, relieves neck, shoulder, low back and hip pain by benefiting the spine, nervous system and meridians. Lastly it greatly enhances the body’s ability to relax, reducing stress and the associated ailments. In addition to The Swimming Dragon, students will also be introduced to the Taoist Relaxed and Clam Standing Meditation form to further bolster the body’s immune system.
Eight Pieces of Brocade (4 weeks)
An ancient Chinese exercise and fitness system used as an alternate healing therapy (AKA medical Qi Gong). It consists of a series of eight exercises that follow the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is one of the most gentle and effective ways of working with the body, calming the nervous system, healing body, mind and spirit. Eight Pieces of Brocade enables the student to correct physical and energetic imbalances, releases emotions and stress. It is a simple and effective way of directing Qi (life energy) throughout the body and remove blockages that can cause sickness or disease without acupuncture, herbs or massage. No special equipment is required, just loose comfortable clothes and footwear.
Requirements: A facial covering, comfortable loose clothing, shoes with a flat sole (avoid shoes with large treads/grips).
Instructor: Vinny Candela