Why Moving Health?
All matter, indeed the whole universe, is in motion. Even the atoms and molecules that make up solid objects are in constant movement though we don't see this motion. The ancient Chinese intuitively understood this. Accordingly, they designed the movement arts of Tai Chi and Qigong because they believed that people, to live well, must imitate the way of nature (known as the Tao). Scientific research is now confirming that Tai Chi and Qigong are not solely enjoyable and fascinating activities. These practices have many healing properties: improved posture, better blood circulation, pain and stress reduction to name a few.
Tai Chi for Arthritis
Based on Sun Style of Tai Chi, this scientifically researched program was developed specifically for people with arthritis. This simplified form is also suitable for anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes, back pain, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis or for those who simply want to improve their overall health, fitness and sense of well-being. This is a great introductory class to the art of Tai Chi Chuan.
Qigong is a form of exercise that promotes the flow of Qi (vital energy) throughout the body. It translates as "energy training" in English and includes exercises for stretching the body and mobilizing the joints, cleansing the body, increasing vital energy, as well as breathing techniques, slow movement exercises, static postures, meditation and visualizations. With time and dedicated practice renewed health and a sense of ease emerges in one's being. Learn more >>
Yang Tai Chi
Yang Cheng Fu's Tai Chi is the most popular style of Tai Chi in the world today. While somewhat more physically demanding than the Tai Chi for Arthritis Form, learning this form allows one to delve deeper into the martial as well as health aspects.This form consists of 108 moves which progressively become more challenging. Learn more >>