Tai Chi and Qi Gong
Teacher: Valerie Nangle
Class: Tai Chi and Qi Gong
Tel: 0778 7513988
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.
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
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.