Tai Chi Classes in East Molesey-2015

Heaven Mountain: Tai Chi and Qigong Classes in East Molese

 

Tai Chi  is probably the most practised exercise in the world, originating in China as a Martial Art and developing over time into the modern health based system. Most people are familiar with the Form, the classic image being that of a slow flowing routine of movements being performed under the trees, usually by elderly folk. This is, however, only a small part of the much greater syllabus of Tai Chi. The phrase itself means “so big an Art form as to be without limits”
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Qigong  can be considered as the basic body mechanics of Tai Chi and brings a more detailed focus to the individual health circumstances of the practitioner, potentially leading to surprisingly swift changes Our Classes are at St. Pauls Church Hall, East Molesey on Wednesday evenings – details below
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Tai Chi Basics

Tai Chi  (Taiji)  contains and is about:-

YIN/YANG  the physical practice of the Yin/Yang philosophy, the balance of primal universal forces. Tai Chi creates an internal balance between these two opposing forces that allows Qi to flow freely.

 

EXERCISE  a mind body exercise that connects slow movements to breath. Complete concentration on the body can lead to a meditative  state promoting optimal physical and mental health. It systematically trains your nervous system to relax as an antidote to stress. All styles combine movement, breath, concentration and meditation.

 

HEALTH  an art-form which keep the body’s life force, Qi, flowing freely. The Chinese believe that blockages in Qi are the causes of ailments: disease, mental illness, mood and even negative thoughts. They believed that mindful practice could unblock Qi to obtain optimal health.

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MEDITATION  brings balance and harmony to body and soul, Memory and concentration are strengthened, breathing becomes deep and even. The principle is to have the body mind and senses function as one, so one acquires enduring health, deeper awareness, a serene, meditative state which helps in coping with stress and problems in daily life, learning to maintain an even temperament, even when under pressure

 

MARTIAL ART  Tai Chi (Ch’uan= Fist) the practice of Awareness, and of keeping balance and stability while changing between movement and stillness. The strategy is to meet hard with soft, like bamboo in a storm. Bamboo prevails by bending and yielding to the wind, wheras a stiff tree is uprooted and knocked over.  Eventually we find that the real adversary is within ourselves.

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PHILOSOPHY  rooted in Chinese Taoism and Buddhism, traditions thousands of years old. These ancient wisdoms include qigong, various hard and soft martial arts, acupuncture, philosophy, meditation, dance, poetry, caligraphy, painting and music.

 

KUNG FU  Kung (Gong) means Energy” and Fu means time, so doing something which takes time, effort and patience to accomplish, be it music, painting or martial art, is called Gongfu (Kung Fu).

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QI  often translated as life force, vital force or energy, Qi (Ki in Japanese, like Aikido) is the name for the invisible but tangible forces that flow through us and the world   Tai Chi & QiGong can be a spiritually enhancing discipline, but it is not a religion

 

TAIJIWUXIGONG  Healing QiGong
All Levels   7.15pm – 8.45pm This class is open to all and can be taken on a drop – in basis without having to commit to regular attendance: Please bring a Blanket or Towel for Floor work:
Fee £12 per class: Block booking available: £100 per 10 weeks in advance.

 

TAIJIQUAN Tai Chi  
8.45pm – 10.15pm  New Beginners Courses start in March & September Tai Chi Course £110 per 10 week term (First Class on a free trial basis)

 

Tai Chi & QiGong classes booked together in advance  £180 per 10 week term

 

VENUE St. Pauls Church Hall,  in  Palace road and Church Rd KT8 9DR

 

Directions:
Coming from south of the Thames: Turn last left before Hampton Court Bridge follow A3050 River Bank then Hurst Road; after about 400 yards turn left in to Church Road: the church is visible directly in front of you. Coming from North of the Thames: turn right immediately after Hampton Court Bridge then as above:
By Train: about a ten minute walk from Hampton Court station

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