Tai Chi Classes
The movements of Tai Chi are done in a slow and relaxed manner. The slow movements allow the practitioner to become aware of every movement, both large and small. This calm mental focus benefits the mental health as well as the physical, and has been referred to as a "moving meditation", because the focus on the movement is so complete that it does not allow for other thoughts to disturb you.
Balance and coordination are improved by the slow movements, and is twice as effective as other balance training. The steps are done so slowly, you spend much time on one leg. This not only improves strength in the legs but also your balance. Your waist and hips are also strengthened by the turning motions. People with arthritis achieve greater movement with the increase in blood flow to the different areas by the gentle movements. A harmony begins to develop with your body; the upper and lower, the left and the right, all come together to effect less tension and more efficient energy use.
The CHI meridians or pathways which carry the CHI (bioelectrical energy) to the different organs of the body are made more open and/or clear. These meridian channels are what Drs. who practice acupuncture and acupressure stimulate to gain the health effects desired. The Tai Chi form acts on all the CHI channels to keep them open and clear for unimpeded flow of this essential energy.
Class size is limited