Chi Gong, Tai Chi, and Yoga
Hundreds of years ago, in China, the Chen family developed a martial arts system to protect their village from criminal gangs. Other villages followed suit and developed martial arts with similar movements. Over time it was observed that the people who practiced those martial arts enjoyed greater health.
It has been noted that Tai chi practice can improve balance, flexibility, energy, immune system, weight control, mental fitness, stress relief, and ease or eliminate many physical maladies.
Eastern medicine has long recognized the benefits of Tai Chi practice and now many in the Western Medical system are now recognizing the benefits also to the point where some Western doctors are now recommending Tai Chi to their patients.
There are many examples of people who started training Tai Chi at a young age, continued the practice throughout their lives, and have great health and flexibility into their 80’s. Although there are still some who practice Tai Chi for their martial skills most of the modern day practitioners practice for its health benefits. Almost all people start Tai Chi later in life don’t have the flexibility to practice Tai Chi as it was developed from martial arts but most modern Tai Chi has been modified to remove the most difficult moves that most late starters will never be able to achieve. The Tai Chi we practice is called the Chen style.
We start our practice with warm-ups, move on to the Chi Gong, then we practice Tai Chi. Most of our students fall into the 40 to 80 years of age bracket.
Most people develop balance problems as they age and we work on specific exercises to improve balance
Tai Chi Tuesday – Friday Time 10:35 am to 11:35 am
Yoga Tuesday – Thursday 11:35 am to 12:35 pm
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