Tai Chi is a combination of moving, standing and sitting meditation exercises. These help those who practise it regularly to become stronger, healthier and happier. According to Harvard Medical School, it is one of the five best exercises. Indeed, scientific evidence verifies the healing potential of this widely practised traditional Chinese system of energy or Chi movements.The latest studies have shown that Tai Chi has a beneficial impact on health. Not only does it has a positive impact on the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, but also benefits immune system and the mind.
TAI CHI WITH YOGA MAMA WELLNESS
Our Tai Chi classes follow the Yang family system. This is the most widely practised Tai Chi system in the world. The slow natural graceful movements were once used as a powerful martial art system. Nowadays, they are now used to strengthen mind and body and, in addition, to help slow down the effects of ageing.
Our warm down consists of eight Treasures (Ba Duan Jin) Qi Gong. There are eight simple health preservation exercises from The Chinese Health Qi Gong Association. These enhance limb strength and joint flexibility; in addition to improving the respiratory, cardiovascular and immune systems.
OUR TAI CHI CLASSES
Our Tai Chi classes are led by Michael Burke. They are suitable for all levels of skill and experience. To discover when these classes run during the week, please consult our timetable. We offer drop in places at a cost of £17 (subject to availability) and class passes (bundles of 6 classes) cost £90. Concessionary rates for Senior Citizens are available from reception. Book online or by calling us on 020 8789 3881. 1-2-1 Tai Chi classes are also available upon request.
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