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Tai Chi, commonly known as “moving meditation”, is much more than just an activity performed by people in the park. Tai Chi has its origins as an INTERNAL martial art, it can help maintain health as well as build skills to better movement, balance and biomechanics.
People may have a few ideas about tai chi but there are also definitely some misconceptions about tai chi. Very often these misconceptions prevent many people from even trying out tai chi.
National Health and Fitness Day The first Saturday in June was proclaimed as Canada’s National Health and Fitness Day in December of 2014. Every year since then communities all over the country get involved by sponsoring and hosting health and fitness activities both indoors and outdoors. The goal is to make Canada the Fittest Nation
Practice both Qi Gong and Tai Chi at the same time to maximize the benefits offered by these treasured practices from the Chinese culture.
If you are looking to find an effective way to relieve stress on all three fronts of exercise, relaxation and mindfulness, try out Tai Chi. Regardless of your current lack of fitness level or athletic prowess, people find tai chi equally rewarding in their own way as well as socially rewarding.
The more one practices Qigong, the more Qi you will develop internally and the more energetic you will feel. To quote Hua Tuo, patriarch of Chinese medicine and early Qigong master: “Just as a door hinge will not rust if it is used, so the body will attain health by gently moving and exercising all of the limbs”.
If you are considering what everyone in the family can do this coming Family Day, consider tai chi also known as taiji quan.
The rich philosophical roots of tai chi bring a wealth of knowledge and principles that can make learning tai chi a life long journey. Each person’s journey is different depending on what we each want to learn of tai chi.
If you have not practiced tai chi previously, we will help you start by understanding the basic movement and postural concepts which you will continue to practice and master throughout the course of your tai chi journey no matter which style of tai chi you take after the introductory course.
In September of 2017, our school organized a trip to Jamaica, staying at the Grand Palladium all-inclusive resort. Students, friends and family from the two schools in Mississauga and Richmond Hill participated.