Tai Chi and Qi Gong, N8

Tai Chi and Qi Gong

Teacher: Valerie Nangle
Class: Tai Chi and Qi Gong
Tel: 0778 7513988
Email: valerienangle@hotmail.com
Location: 174 Weston Park, Crouch End, London N8 9PN

What is Tai Chi and Qi Gong?

Tai Chi and Qi Gong are both mindful and meditative movement arts with physical, psychological and meditative benefits. They are mind-body practices that originated 3,000 years ago in ancient China. Within the context of Traditional Chinese Medicine all aspects of the mind, body and soul are recognized and considered as a whole universal system.

How can it help me ?

Tai Chi and Qigong improves physical health through its specially designed whole-body movements and breathing methods. It cultivates and stimulates energy flow. It promotes spiritual, emotional and mental health though its gentle, repetitive exercises that help to relax, clear and clarify the mind.

Physical Benefit

Improves circulation and aerobic capacity

Improves flexibility and coordination

Lowers blood pressure

Increases energy, stamina and vitality

Enhances the immune system

Improves cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic and digestive functions

Reduces symptoms and improved function in people with fibromyalgia

Develops discipline and self-control

Improves posture and balance

Increases and maintains bones density

Massages internal organs by increasing the flow of bodily fluids and circulation and improving functions

Promotes correct body posture

Aligns the spine and reduces stress on back

Improves digestion

Increases joint mobility, aiding arthritis, chronic pain and similar conditions

Psychological and Meditative Benefits

Reduces stress, anxiety and depression

Enhances positive moods

Enhances deep sleep

Increases self esteem

Relaxes the mind

Increases calmness and confidence

Tai Chi and Qigong philosophies are closely linked with the universal principles of Yin and Yang. Good health results when both yin and yang forces are in balance. In both Tai Chi and Qigong, the movements practiced are fluid and continuous, involving physical movement with focusing the mind and resulting in an holistic approach.

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