Tai Chi, or Taijiquan in Chinese, is an outstanding gem of traditional Chinese culture that is valuable in promoting health, developing combat and self-defence skills, and improving concentration and overall well-being.
Health benefits are derived from the Tai Chi's slow, gentle and tranquil movements which enable harmony in mind and body, improved mobility, suppleness and mental alertness. The benefits are well recognized by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) who are frequently Tai Chi instructors themselves and recommend the art as the physiotherapy of TCM.
Anyone regardless of age or level of fitness can practice and benefit from Tai Chi. Loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes should be worn to classes.
Also on: Thursday 30 May, 12.00 pm - 12.45 pm
Southern School of Natural Therapies, 25 Victoria Street, Fitzroy
Thursday 30 May, 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
Uniting Church Hall, 212 Sydney Road, (entry Merri Street), Brunswick
Workshops in Qigong May 2013
Conducted by Master Zeng Wei Hong from the Chinese Health Qigong Association.
Anyone who is interested in Traditional Chinese health systems; Qigong and Tai Chi practitioners at all levels; and students of the martial arts are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine (9.2.2012), tai chi training appears to reduce balance impairments in patients with mild-to moderate Parkinson’s disease, with additional benefits of improved functional capacity and reduced falls.
Sipping on a cup of green tea after performing tai chi could be one of the best things you can do for your health. Researchers in the US say daily consumption of green tea, together with tai chi, has numerous health benefits and may even help maintain bone strength in postmenopausal women.