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T’ai Chi is a gentle Chinese art that emphasises natural co-ordination of the body and the mind. It exercises the muscles and joints through a series of slow, graceful expanding and contracting movements called the T’ai Chi Form. As T’ai Chi is performed slowly and smoothly, in accordance with the natural range of movement of the human body, it is suitable for people of all ages – male and female, young and elderly, strong or weak.
T’ai Chi is particularly suitable for the older student and for those who have not exercised regularly for some time as, after a session of T’ai Chi, one feels relaxed and refreshed rather than tired and exerted. T’ai Chi is also popular with students of other Eastern arts such as Tae Kwon Doe, Karate and Kung Fu.
At the basic physical level, T’ai Chi has many accompanying benefits, which include:
Very important with regards to our modern lifestyles. T’ai Chi also aids in the reduction of stress along with its myriad of physical benefits. Jangled nerves and anxiety affect almost every population group, especially in Western civilisation. The regular practice of T’ai Chi teaches you to consciously relax your mind and body. Because T’ai Chi moves through the Central Nervous System, the process of relaxation begins by smoothing out the functioning of the nerves – T’ai Chi trains the body to relax at increasingly deeper physical, mental and emotional levels. We hold regular introductory courses at The Natural Healing Centre – please contact us for dates.
We also hold advanced T’ai Chi classes every Tuesday evening from 8pm – 9:30pm.
We run 8-week introductory courses throughout the year. The next one will be on a Wednesday morning, running from 11.30 am to 12.30. The cost will be 95 euros and this includes a free follow-on class. This course will start on the 8th of May and bookings can be made now.