Learn More About our Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung Classes
In our Tai Chi and Chi Kung classes students learn a Tai Chi form. When you have learnt the movements of the Tai Chi form, the development of mind and body working in harmony will only come through repetition and improvement of the form itself. You can change the speed of the form, vary the emphasis of your practice, and change the intent of each movement, but it is the continuous flow of soft relaxed movement that will produce the results; similar to a river that never finishes, but continually flows around obstacles, absorbing things from its surroundings but without ever stopping.
Our classes also focus on Wild Goose Chi Kung; Chi Kung is thought to be developed from ancient dances based on animal movements, that were performed to improve circulation and keep the body healthy and active.
“Dancing is an eternal skill to entertain one's spirit and slow down the process of getting old,” Dance Verses by Fu Yi.
Wild Goose is a medical form of Chi Kung in that it was specifically developed to exercise both the internal and external parts of your body, massaging pressure points and energy lines, and stimulating nerves. It has beneficial effects on all the organs and systems in the body, so practicing Wild Goose makes you feel younger and stronger.
“If Chi Kung is like a garden, then Wild Goose is like a beautiful flower,” Hong-Chao Zhang.
There is no emphasis on breathing as natural breathing helps develop natural movement and relaxation. Through persistent practice, students aim to achieve integration of consciousness, breath, and body.