Qigong & Tai Chi
Qigong and Tai Chi are mind-body practices that have their roots in ancient China. They are designed to cultivate the body’s vital energy (known as “chi”) and improve the flow of this energy through the body. Through movement, meditation, and breath, participants learn how to enhance and increase this energy and direct its flow. Gentle, graceful, repeated movements, sometimes known as “moving meditations” are the crux of this class.
Did you know Qigong and Tai Chi have been shown to have a host of health benefits? Studies link regular practice with:
- Better strength and balance
- Reduction of chronic pain and stiffness
- Improved sleep
- Lower blood pressure and reduced stress levels
- Overall improvement in quality of life and wellness
With these exciting findings, Qigong and Tai Chi are becoming evermore popular throughout the world as part of a general health and fitness regimen.
Expect to see a combination of meditation and movement in order to improve and maintain overall health and wellness. See better balance, posture, coordination, and flexibility, plus greater self-awareness and empowerment through regular practice. Emphasis will be on core muscle strength and the use of martial arts methods to increase tendon, fascia, and muscle strength and softness.
Beginners and drop-ins are always welcome and will easily fit in. Classes include detailed teachings each week. Wear loose clothing, and feel free to choose your preference between comfortable shoes, socks, or bare feet.
Read more about Qigong in this New York Times article.
Check out the video below to see our wonderful instructor, Deborah Magallanes, in action with her Qigong and Tai Chi students!
Ready to give it a try? Head to our schedule and filter for “Qi Gong and Tai Chi.”