Tai Chi (Taijiquan) & Qigong

 
Tai Chi and Qigong are ancient Chinese methods of exercise. Tai Chi involves meditation, dance, and the martial arts. You can play Tai Chi for the beauty of the form. You can also use Tai Chi for self-defense, but never for attacking. Tai Chi and Qigong improve general health of the body and develop internal strength while coordinating deep breathing with slow movements for cultivating Qi, or life energy. Tai Chi and Qigong also develop physical strength, improve balance, and calm your mind. Practicing Tai Chi and Qigong provides benefits for all age ranges.

The style of Tai Chi practiced in the class is 108-form Traditional Tai Chi (108式伝統太極拳), brought by Grandmaster Chian Ho Yin (尹千合) from China to Milwaukee.

Benefits of Practicing Tai Chi (Taijiquan ) & Qigong

  • Improve blood circulation and metabolism.
  • Increase immunity and resistance to illness.
  • Exercise the organs, joints, and muscles.
  • Improve your posture.
  • Improve balance.
  • Improve flexibility.
  • Delay the effects of aging. Increase your longevity.
  • Eliminate tension and reduce stress. Learn to relax.
  • Calm your mind and steady your spirit.
  • Improve memory and concentration.
  • Increase physical and mental stamina.

Important Things to Keep in Mind
When You Practice Tai Chi (Taijiquan) & Qigong

  • Clear your mind and calm your spirit. Be aware and in the present moment.
  • Perform each movement slowly while breathing uniformly and deeply through the abdomen.
  • Assume the correct posture and move in the correct way.
  • Relax and loosen other muscles and joints.
  • Coordinate spirit with mind, mind with Qi, and Qi with movement.
  • Listen to your body. Don't push yourself beyond your capabilities.
  • Be patient and continue your practice regimen. The key is to "enjoy yourself".

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