Welcome back to the AwakeConbal blog where our master teachers bring you all you need to know about Hatha Yoga, Kriya yoga, Tai Chi, Holistic therapy and more. Our Summer series of complimentary workshops have continued to grow and be enjoyed by both new and existing clients. This weekend we look towards and exciting double bill of classes and, in particular, we focus on our Tai Chi Workshop that is taking place on Saturday the 2nd of June. With our minds focusing on Tai Chi this weekend we explore what Tai Chi is and what you can gain for experiencing this wonderful and unique exercise.
Tai Chi originates from ancient China as is known to be one of the most effective exercises and practices for maintaining and developing both a healthy body and mind. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits. Like those who practice yoga, many believe that the practice of Tai Chi is a lifelong journey.
The main principle of Tai Chi is integrating the body with the mind through the controled slow movement and breathing in order to generate and control the flow of internal energy. Mindfulness with slow relaxing Zen music are an interracial part of this timeless practice. The ultimate goal of Tai Chi is to connect, grow and control the chi or life energy within us to flow smoothly and powerfully through our bodies. Total harmony of the inner and outer self comes from the integration of mind and body, empowered through healthy qi through the practice of Tai Chi.
There is much more to Tai Chi than one can see, and virtually no one can describe such a complex art in one simple sentence. Yes, it’s aesthetically pleasing, challenging the mental, physical and emotional bodies and yet its rewards instantly enjoyed within the practice.
The flowing movements of tai chi contain much inner strength, like water flowing in a river, beneath the tranquil surface there is a current with immense power—the power for healing and wellness.
With consistent practice, people will be able to feel and manipulate the internal energy to convert it to internal force later using it to generate more internal energy. This process would greatly enhance Tai Chi development, leading to a more balanced mental state; at the same time your fitness, agility and balance will improve. The unique feature of Tai Chi is that it is internal. Internal means building the inner strength from inside out, therefore you can continue to develop at any age.