Tai Chi classes in Oxford
Tai Chi (=Taijiquan) is an ancient practice of slow flowing movements and shifts of balance that strengthen the whole body while conditioning the tendons and ligaments. This exercises all the joints and major muscle groups in a slow, rhythmic, mindful way, priming the body for whatever demands the day may make.
Tai Chi is for anyone who wants to move with greater strength
Tai Chi is for anyone who wants to move with greater strength, grace, and ease. It trains balance and body awareness, and focuses the mind.''Tao Motion Tai Chi" activates the healing energy in you. With its gentle strength, Tai Chi moves us closer to feeling more alive.
Through the natural, unrestricted postures the meridians (energy channels) open more, so the life force Qi can circulate freely and then multiply. This is the basis of vitality, health and joy of life!
With daily practice your body will become smooth, conscious and your movements gracefulness. The Inner organs are massaged and your senses become more acute.
The core of the 70 percent rule is a creative art, not a science. It says you should use your full effort and energy, but not to the point of strain.
"Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health.Your mind will be alert, clear and your breathing will become deep and calm. In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions. As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention on your bodily sensations." Harvard Medical School
In Christchurch is no Tai Chi class planned at the moment. Request more info.
In Oxford starts a class Mondays at 12pm mid August and Wed 4th September a "Taster" class for $5 and the 7-week term starts Wed 11th September 6.30-7.30pm.
Download the flyer here: Timetable
Books: Mantak Chia & Juan Li, The Inner Structure of Tai Chi, Bruce Frantzis, The big book of Tai Chi