Why do Tai Chi / Qigong?: A practice to reverse the effects of Stress on our bodies and minds.
Posted Jun 02 2008 4:09pm
What does Stress do?
Our bodies are not just mechanical devices. The mind is highly connected to all our body’s functions. When we are stressed, we produce hormones that affect our heart rate, blood pressure, respiration etc. These hormones are useful in the short term; they give a boost to our breathing, allowing faster circulation, delivering more oxygen to our muscles so that we may escape from danger! Long term sustained stress (causing these emergency hormones to be produced full time) can not only make you feel bad, it can weaken your immune and other body systems and cause you to be vulnerable to many diseases. One answer is to try to de-stress often to lessen the negative effects by using modalities such as Tai Chi & Qigong.
Other Benefits may includeA drug free, deeper restorative sleep Some pain relief with your body's own natural endorphins Improvements in your balance, flexibility, strength, and joint mobility An increase in immune cell response Regulation of blood pressure Improvement in bone density Improvement in Respiration and Whole Body Relaxation Better focus and ability to concentrate
Why I’m doing this I have studied classical Tai Chi & Qigong for the past 25 years. I wish everyone had the time, place and wonderful teachers to learn what I have.
The reality is; most people don’t.
By simplifying the Essential Elements and Principles; I have created an EASY to follow program that will give the benefits of doing Tai Chi and Qigong without the difficult footwork or the need to memorize.
Having a busy schedule won’t put you behind if you miss a class. Since we are not learning a sequence, every class is stand alone. In addition each student will receive a home study book for practice.