Tai Chi Easy™
Tai Chi Easy™ is a blend of simple medical Qigong techniques with carefully chosen Tai Chi exercises that are accessible to anyone, from the very fit to those confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery. As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention — just as you do in mindfulness meditation — on breath and bodily sensations.
Oct 19, 26, Nov 2 and 9
Each of these is a 4-class series. Regular fee $40, discount for UU church members $20; paid in advance.
9:30 – 10:30am. Class is held in the Reeb Room at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Fruitville Rd.
Registration is limited to 15.
There are still a few spots available!
Registration is required. If you miss a class you may make it up at any of the other Qigong classes offered during the month. Email Nancy Saum at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or call 703-297-1749 for more information.
Tai Chi Easy combines the best of Tai Chi and Qigong. If you have been curious about Tai Chi then this class is an "Easy" place to start. It is "Easy" in the way that it is introduced--first learning 9 upper body movements in isolation, then practicing Tai Chi walking separate from the arm movements, and then combining the upper body movements with walking. Tai Chi Easy is practiced more like Qigong--fewer movements, with repetition.
This video is my teacher, demonstrating Tai Chi Easy.
“There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health. This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life”. Harvard Women’s Health Watch, May 2009.