Tai Chi Chuan: WholenessInMotion
Classes in New York City
What is Tai Chi Chuan?
Tai chi is a form of qigong (energy cultivation). This particular form is the Yang style, 37 posture short form as taught by Prof. Cheng Man-ch’ing. Based in martial arts movements, tai chi provides training in proper body mechanics and naturally relaxed alignment. It fosters a deeply relaxed body and an alert yet peaceful state of mind while moving. Tai chi originated in China around the 13th Century A.D. as a synthesis of martial arts exercise and sitting meditation. According to this perspective, living simply, being quiet and observant and willing to move with the flow of things promotes harmonious life. Philosophically, it is wedded to Taoism. Tai chi promotes a healthy, supple body.
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“Wellness” is an economic issue as well as a health issue. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration declared stress a hazard of the workplace. And stress permeates all of our lives. Today, the economy and employers demand that we “do more with less”. (Go to Corporate Classes section for more information on the cost of stress to the work place.)
Stress has a direct effect on immune response and deficiency, memory loss and obesity. Stress can contribute to heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.
Tai chi relieves stress through exercise, physical relaxation, meditation and giving you a mental “holiday” from stressful situations. Because this is a martial art, psychological and philosophical coping strategies are an added benefit.
Now, more than ever, there is a greater and greater need for focused relaxation.
Tai chi is a “wholeness” exercise, involving the body and the mind. You are learning to move and function in a whole way. It’s WholenessInMotion.