T’ai Chi Chuan is an ancient exercise which embodies China’s most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. It offers true harmony between body and mind. Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance,) T’ai Chi Chuan (also referred to as Tai Chi, Tai Ji, or Taijiquan) has been recognized for centuries as both a method of self-cultivation and an unexcelled form of self defense. T’ai Chi means “Supreme Ultimate.”
Practiced at a slow and even speed, T‘ai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. T’ai Chi movements are widely acknowledged to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. In a very real sense, T’ai Chi helps us to stay younger as we grow older, thus making an outstanding contribution to our overall health and well-being.
Roots & Branches™ 5 Element Qigong cultivates the Life Force within, strengthens and heals the body, clarifies the mind and inspires the spirit. Qigong is fun to teach and easy to learn. There are standing positions, walks and shifting movements which help to heal the body/mind. By integrating principle, breath, and focus with awareness of a specific element, this work generates, circulates and unblocks “qi” (vital energy). You will feel it nourish you at the deepest level. You can do this even if you think you have no time at all to practice! I am offering classes for those who have thought about trying Qigong, are new to the practice or perhaps have done a bit and even a bit more! All levels welcome.
Qigong at Studio ZB, 420 3rd Street, NE, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Parking available behind office from alley off of 4th street, or in two parking lot on 4th street. Please call 434-466-2292 to find out class dates.