Tai Chi is an exercise involving the body and mind with movements representative of the circular, encompassing state of the universe. It focuses on bringing serenity in action and action in serenity. Originally created as a martial art, Tai Chi utilises the philosophy of Yin-Yang and the Five Elements as a foundation to the practice.
Why learn Tai Chi?
Promotes balance and agility
Regulates the immune system
Improves circulatory function
Maintains bone density
Aligns the posture
Lowers blood pressure
Restores the peace of mind
Heightens mind body awareness
What will I learn?
Principles of Tai Chi philosophy
Energy points and the flow of energy in the body
Warm-up exercises and Tai Chi walk
Tai chi routine
The logical self-defense application behind every posture/movement
Tai Chi is a form of relaxation for me especially when I’m stressed from work. It calms my mind and helps me to see things more clearly.
Tai Chi has benefited me in many ways. I have grown stronger physically. I don’t fall sick so easily anymore.
Reduction of 30% in visceral fats after 1 year of Tai Chi. This came as a surprise to me because I have tried to reduce my visceral fats using many different strenuous exercise which didn’t work.
In the past decade of practicing Tai Chi, I am amazed at the healing process of some of my leg injuries and other ailments. I have learnt to coordinate my breathing and mindfulness with the Tai Chi practice like a ‘moving meditation’. Thanks to Tai Chi, I am agile, supple, alert and healthy! I hope to remain this way for the rest of my golden years!