Move like a great river;

Yang style Taiji & Qigong

Weekly classes, Courses, Workshops, Corporate, Groups & 1 to 1

 

Be still as a mountain;

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Whilst Tai Chi is, performed slowly (generally) it addresses the key mechanisms of fitness: muscle strength, flexibility, and balance.

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   Qi Gong

Qigong is a Chinese system of physical training, philosophy, and preventive and therapeutic health care.

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 In China, the Jian (taiji sword) is highly respected and is considered to be the “king of the short weapons”.

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New Torre Abbey Course

Yang style 12 Form

Starts 8th October

 

 

What happens in a Tai Chi class?

The class begins with all the students working as a group doing various warm up and focused stretching exercises, working on body requirements, and Tai Ji principles, Taiji stances and basic movements etc.,. Students then practise the Yang style form which, is a specific sequence of ‘moves’ that flow from one posture to the next posture according to their underlying principles. Students work at their own pace either singly or in small groups based on individual skill levels, the teacher will give individual instruction and hands-on adjustments where necessary.

Taiji form taught

Natural Tai Chi Devon teaches the Yang style form as taught by my Yang style teacher, Master Wang Zhi Xiang.  Master Wang’s Yang style can be traced back directly to Yang Cheng Futhrough his teachers, first Master Dong Bing and then Master Wang Zhuang Hong who were both students of Dong Yin Jie a student of Yang Cheng Fu. Master Wang also studied with top Wu style Master Wang Hao Da.  

Health benefits of Taiji

Much research has been done on specific areas of health to show the benefits of Taiji practice. You can find a link to some research studies here. As physical exercise, regular practice of Taiji strengthens the legs, improves balance, posture and flexibility in the joints. It helps regulates the breath and the flow of your internal energy, (Qi), through your whole body. Taiji practice aids the release and relaxation of long-held bodily tensions and stress. Through focusing our awareness and breath on the lower abdomen (dantian) we become centred and grounded, thus calming the mind which helps us further in letting go of tension.

Health problems and/or disabilities

Taiji can be practiced by anyone regardless of age. The movements and postures of the Taiji form are adapted to each students’ individual capacity and condition. Please inform the teacher before starting a class of any medical/physical issues

What to wear

Loose comfortable clothing and supportive shoes e.g. trainers, etc

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