Tai Chi For Balance
Central equilibrium is where the body is centrally aligned and in a stable position. It is the foundation on which all Tai Chi stances and movements are based upon. When postures are based on central equilibrium the body aligns with heaven and earth, as a result we gain better balance. Having strong core strength that involves the muscles and joints of the hips, knees and ankles increases our sense of balance. Tai Chi helps improve balance as it targets all the physical components needed to stay upright. Leg strength, flexibility, range of motion and reflexes all of which tend to decline with age.
What is natural balance?
The ancient Chinese believe that everything in the universe, every rock, every creature and every star is part of a whole vast oneness, a great unity. The Chinese recognised that everything is dependent upon itself, the carbon cycle is an example of this interdependence. Tai Chi can help us to connect to this oneness to create harmony and natural balance within ourselves, nature and the greater whole.
Tai Chi and Qigong are disciplines that use movement, meditation and correct breathing to develop balanced health for body and mind. Through this ancient practice you increase your energy and concentration levels. This relaxes the mind and increases body awareness.
The philosophy that Tai Chi is based upon has its roots deep within the principles of nature.
The Benefits of Tai Chi
- Relief from depression and tension
- Relaxation and freedom from stress
- Confidence building
- Feeling grounded and connected
- Increased energy levels
- Strengthening of internal functions of the body
- Suppleness, strength, co-ordination, balance and agility
- Improved muscle tone
- Increases the mobility of arthritic joints
- Good for all ages and abilities
- Good for the joints
- Calmness and relaxation
- Meeting like-minded people
Why choose Tai Chi & Qigong classes with me?
I have been studying Tai Chi & Qigong since 1983 and teaching the disciplines since 2007. I have completed various accredited qualifications on the subject. I’m a qualified teacher and have trained with Grand Master Jesse Tsao. I gained experience of teaching through a local education authority for 12 years, where I delivered Tai Chi classes and worked as an online tutor and assessor of Tai Chi courses for health professionals and personal instructors.
“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step”