New Tai Chi & Qi Gong Saturday classes in Saffron Walden
New Tai Chi & Qi Gong Saturday classes in Saffron Walden news from Tranquil Retreats
From the 21st July, every Saturday, Tranquil Retreats will be running new Tai Chi & Qi Gong Saturday classes in Saffron Walden. Tai Chi runs from 10.00am to 11.30am, and Qi Gong from 11.30am to 1.00pm. These classes are run at the Friends Meeting House, 69 High Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1AA. These classes are running for 6 weeks and are taught by the experienced teacher Shi XingFa. These courses give you the opportunity to learn Tai Chi & Qi Gong theory and training. They are open to all - Designed for fun, health & Wellbeing.
The Tai Chi training will cover the fundamental essentials of the Old Classic Tai Chi Quan form LaoJia & focus on the following:
WuJie – ‘emptiness’ - the mother of Tai Chi
Cultivation of Qi - 'energy'
JamJong – ‘standing posture’
Use of the Heavenly Pillar - Spinal Chord
The health benefits of Tai Chi include:
• Increased Qi -'energy'- levels & circulation
• Strengthens circulatory and immune systems
• Stimulation of the Central Nervous System
• Development of internal 'musculature'
• Improved flexibility & joint mobility
• Significantly improved balance and co-ordination
• Relaxation of both Physical & Mental tension
Downloadable Tai Chi Information Leaflet
The Qi Gong training will cover the following:
Introduction to ShaoLin QiGong
-What is Qi?
-What are the three treasures (Tien, Di, Ren)?
-Why practise ShaoLin QiGong?
ShaoLin BaDuanJin – ShaoLin 8 Silk Brocades training
Teaching & practice of the ShaoLin BaDuanJin
(as taught in ShaoLin Temple)
Stimulation of SanJiao:
- upper Jiao: heart & lung function
- middle Jiao: spleen & stomach function
- lower Jiao: kidney & urinary bladder function
Qi-Gong or Chi Kung - energy skill - has evolved over thousands
of years in China. These exercises stimulate not only the energy
of the body, but also the Qi flow throughout the body.
Qi-Gong training is highly meditative involving specific breathing skills,
body manipulation & focus.
Downloadable Qi gong Information Leaflet
These classes are suitable for all levels. Open to all - Designed for fun, health & Wellbeing. We look forward to welcoming to these classes - Book early to avoid disappointment! Contact details can be found on the website
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