Tai Chi and Qi Gong—
Tapping Into Our Intrinsic Healing Energy
Tai Chi and Qi Gong originated in China thousands of years ago. These practices have been used for a variety of reasons including: preventing premature aging; strengthening the body’s natural self-healing capacities; stilling the mind and quieting the emotions; and creating the possibility to experience moments of oneness with all life.
The Center offers Tai Chi-Qigong workshops that are designed and taught to promote physical, mental-emotional health and well-being.
Unlike the dominant health care system, which is focused on treating disease, these Qigong practices promote prevention and health. We can accomplish this by discovering, gathering, and circulating the Qi, which in turn stimulates the immune and other physiological systems.
The Chinese word Qi refers to the “Life Force” or “Energy” that animates all living things. It is a powerful healing resource produced naturally within us, activating our own internal medicine. Stagnation and deficiency of this energy can result in physiological dysfunction and disease.
• Improves qi, blood and lymph circulation
• Balances and harmonizes mental, emotional and physical qi.
• Enhances body awareness, resulting in better balance and coordination.
• Prevents problems before they arise!
• Decreases pain, reduces stress, and boosts immune system function in the face of illness
Regular practice affects blood pressure, both high and low, by increasing the elasticity of the blood vessels and strengthening them at the same time.
These exercises massage and strengthen the internal organs while conditioning the external structure. They especially help in the recovery from minor or serious illness!
Experience the health rewards that millions of people around the world gain from this practice of simple movements.
Upcoming Tai Chi Chih Workshops
Where: Galisteo Rose Park: On Galisteo between Cordova and Alta Vista, near the middle of the park.
When: Saturday mornings beginning June 10 from 10:00–11:00 am (it usually takes about 8 weeks to learn the 20 movement form)
Please note: There may be some Saturdays that I skip due to other scheduling commitments but will continue the training throughout the summer months if attendance and interest warrant it. It’s preferred and ideal to attend the first class but if you can’t I will allow people to start on subsequent Saturday’s.
Where: Conference room at 546 Harkle Road, near the Hospital.
When: Tuesday mornings: 10:00–11:30
Begins: June 13 and runs for 8, more if group needs it.
Cost: $20.00 per class.
For questions and RSVP call or email:
470.8893 • firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP required to attend.
Please Note: I reserve the right to discontinue the class due to low attendance.
My Martial Arts Background
In 1973 I became a student of KajuKenbo Karate and Sil Lim Gung Fu, reaching first-degree black belt by 1977. Parallel to that training, I also trained in traditional Yang style Tai Chi Chuan under the guidance of Ben Lo.