Tai Chi and Qi Gong
Tai Chi is a traditional form of training that can be used for basic health and fitness, for medical application and healing, as a martial art, to build mental ability & mind expansion and also as a form of spiritual enhancement. It uses slow coordinated and precise movements combined with breath control techniques, mental focus to achieve this. The QiGong aspect of the training focuses primarily on breath control and internal energy development through various postures. Awareness and mindfulness during practice are the central themes of Tai Chi & Qi Gong.
Level of Difficulty – 2
- Tai Chi-QiGong has a holistic effect and benefits range from overall improved physical health and fitness and the elimination of chronic disease and illness,
- to balance the mind and emotional state and relief from stress.
- Common benefits include stable blood pressure and sugar levels, improved digestion, lower cholesterol and fat, improved sleep,
- the balance of hormone secretion via the endocrine system reduced pain in the joints particularly fingers, wrists, knees, and hips.
Science Behind Tai Chi and Qi Gong
Tai Chi – Qi Gong works on the concept of balance in the body between the various dualities: static and dynamic, hot and cold, fast and slow, left and right, external and internal, inhale and exhale, soft and hard etc. Maintaining a balance helps prevent the decay of the body and mind that is usually caused by excess or deficiency. This is achieved through mindfulness during the movements, postures, and breathing. Breath control helps to regulate the internal systems of the body as well as the state of the mind and emotions.