Introduction to Tai Chi & Qigong

If you’ve been thinking about trying a Tai Chi/Qigong class, now is the perfect time.  This FREE introductory workshop is geared to get then beginning student up to speed.  Instruction will include:
– Five Organ Qigong
– Movements 1 and 2 of Yang Form 24
– Fundamentals of Qigong
– Fundamentals of Tai Chi
– 10 min daily practice routine

Date:  Wednesday, Sept 13th
Time:  6:00pm – 7:30pm.
Cost:  FREE
Limited Registration.  Register Here

Reduce Fatigue and Anxiety

Here’s a great Qigong exercise to help reduce fatigue and anxiety, as well as increase flexibility in the neck, chest and forearms.  Practice this simple exercise throughout your day, taking breaks from long stints behind the computer or after long car rides.  Only a few minutes a day will return great benefits.  For more instruction, schedule your first class HERE.

3 Ways to Reduce Tension

When practicing Tai Chi, Qigong or stretching, our main goal should be to first identify an area of warmth or resistance, then secondly remove the resistance.  Ideally, the removal of tension should be more than physical.  Our body is incredibly adaptive, and once the tension has found a home, our tissue quickly remembers.  Here are a few tools to break the ‘pattern’ of tension in the body.

  1.  Identify the tension.  For most, we never take the time to actually recognize that a part of our body is stressed.  Simply bringing attention to the resistance can release the holding.
  2. Breath into the tension.  If identifying the tension doesn’t trigger a release, next bring ‘breath’ to the area of resistance.  As you breath in deeply, imagine expansion in the area affected by the tension.  Visualize the area expanding, as if blowing up a balloon.  A few breathes in and out may be enough to release the tissue or blockage.
  3. Contract/release the tissue.  Lastly, if the tension still persists, bring a slight contraction to the area.  Once you regain control of the tissue, then fully release.

Muscle tension and holding patterns can be very strong, so be persistent with your practice and you’ll soon realize a healthier, freer body.

Summer Class Schedule

As movement classes begin in July, be sure to sign-up on-line, as class sizes are limited to 10.  Here’s a run down of the schedule for Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation and Dynamic Integration.

Monday
– Tai Chi / Qigong — 12:15pm
– Qigong Meditation — 5:15pm
– Dynamic Integration — 5:30pm

Tuesday
– Dynamic Integration — 12:15pm
– Qigong Meditation — 5:15pm
– Tai Chi / Qigong — 5:30pm

Wednesday
– Dynamic Integration — 6:15am
– Tai Chi / Qigong — 12:15pm

Thursday
– Tai Chi / Qigong — 6:15am
– Dynamic Integration — 12:15pm

Looking forward to seeing you in July!

Scheduler Now Open — Tai Chi, Qigong, & Dynamic Integration

Tai Chi, Qigong, & Dynamic Integration available now to schedule.

Classes begin in July.  Here’s the format for each:

Tai Chi / Qigong — 45 min ($10)

Dynamic Integration — 45 min ($10)

Qigong Meditation — 15 min (Free)

Drop-in rate is $10.  If you plan on attending 2 or more sessions/week, I’ll be offering unlimited classes in July at a special rate of $75.

For the time being, movement classes will be cash/check only, payable at the beginning of class.

I intend on working out a pre-pay or per-week payment scenario as I see interest growing.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Vote Now — What times are best for Tai Chi, Qigong, and Movement Classes

As July approaches, I’m settling in on a schedule for movement classes.  Take a second and vote below for your preferred time or times.  You can also ‘write in’ a time under the ‘other’ option.  If you’re unable to click on the polling image, be sure to leave your choice in the ‘reply’ section at the bottom of the page.  Thanks!

What times are best for movement classes?
Mornings 6:15am
Afternoons 12:15pm
Evenings 5:30pm
Other
Please Specify:

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Video — Start Your Tai Chi Practice Today

As you prepare for you first Tai Chi class, here’s a short tutorial on the opening movement.  Seemingly simplistic, understanding this movement will solidify your fundamentals and strengthen all other movements in your Tai Chi practice.  Try practicing five minutes a day, either first thing as you wake or at the end of your work day.  Classes begin July 2017 and scheduling will be available June 2017.

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