Qigong & Tai Chi with Chas Brynan
7:30pm, 4 weeks, $65
This class is a mix of Qigong and Tai Chi! Qigong is a practice of aligning breath with the body’s movements. With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as intrinsic life energy. Our Qigong practice will begin with slow circular movements using the arms, legs and waist. We will then move on to the Eight Section Brocade Qigong, (Baduanjin) and learn why this exercise has been practiced for thousands of years by all forms of martial artists for its healing and restorative movements.
Tai Chi is the true embodiment of Yin and Yang – the duality and complement of opposites. There is a quietude and comradery while practicing Tai Chi within a group setting as well as an energy and heightening of the senses as we move together in harmony. When observing someone doing Tai Chi, they appear relaxed and dreamlike, however, the movements are quite complex. Make no mistake, when doing Tai Chi the mind and body mechanics are fully engaged.