In today’s fast-paced world, it is good to slow down and allow mind and body to connect.
This mindful practice features fluidity of movement, control of breathing and mental concentration.
It is gentle on the body, which makes it suitable for all ages and abilities, and it can be effective for improving mental wellbeing and promoting healthy aging.
With its graceful slow motion, mindful stepping, upright posture, mental imagery and visualisation, Tai Chi is frequently referred to as ‘meditation in motion’ because it involves focus and concentration, but with regular practice it will also help to strengthen the body too.
Tai Chi is an ancient art of great skill but the basics can be simple to learn and soon deliver health benefits. In this programme, we introduce beginners to the practice through sets which have been shortened and forms which have been specially adapted for conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis, they may be performed seated if necessary. Practising Tai Chi in these safe and effective forms can improve flexibility, muscle strength and fitness.When participants are ready, we move on to the traditional forms of Tai Chi Chuan, which research shows can work to improve chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases and many more. With regular practice Tai Chi improves posture and balance, helps build immunity to disease, relieve pain and improves quality of life.
Our sessions are delivered in a therapeutic, person centred approach which recognises a range of learning styles and encourages participants to work to their ability, allowing them to find the appropriate level to fulfil their individual goals and intention.