Tai Chi

Tai Chi

It is probably fair to say that more people use Tai Chi exercises for health and relaxation than Tai Chi as a Martial Art.

Nonetheless it’s roots are in martial arts and the moves with wonderful names like “part the horses mane” are art the heart of attack and defense.

Either way, the slow and fluid movements of Tai Chi  require concentration, control, co-ordination and balance. This combination of mental and physical activity works to harmonise the mind, body and spirit and promotes feelings of well being.

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ChiGong

Chigong (or Qigong) consists of techniques for dealing with human energy flow. In applying these techniques, one employs the use of the human body’s chakras and meridians which are the body’s focal points and channels through which it’s Qi Energy flows. In the view of Chinese medicine, many illnesses are caused by blockages in these channels.

In learning to recognize, utilize, circulate, and direct the internal energy of the human body, an individual can also connect with the energy of the universe and of the earth, and learn to interact with all of nature as a whole. Through use of certain energies and techniques, Qi Gong can relieve pain, strengthen the body’s constitution, improve intelligence, and prolong life.

It’s widely accepted that exercise can promote health and prevent illnesses. Western exercise, however, concentrates on muscular/skeletal development through the application of stress and load to build up strength. In other words, it works from the outside inward. Qi Gong, on the other hand, works the body from the inside, outwards. It connects the body and spirit, focusing on breathing, concentration, and physical movements.

Qi Gong is the art of exercising the Jing (essence), Qi (energy), and Shen (spirit). The nucleus of Qi Gong is the exercise of Yi (consciousness) and Qi (vital energy). Correct use of these energies results in regulation of the internal functions of the human body. Qi Gong does this through developing consciousness and respiration, through causing the internal Qi to manifest in awareness, and through moving and strengthening the internal Qi.

Qi Gong is the art of exercising the Jing (essence), Qi (energy), and Shen (spirit). The nucleus of Qi Gong is the exercise of Yi (consciousness) and Qi (vital energy). Correct use of these energies results in regulation of the internal functions of the human body. Qi Gong does this through developing consciousness and respiration, through causing the internal Qi to manifest in awareness, and through moving and strengthening the internal Qi.

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