Tai Chi; public sessions

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FUNDING

Self-funded

DATE

Spring-Autumn 2017 and 2018

Partners

Barbara Shields BHQA TCUGB

 
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Barbara has been studying Tai Chi for over 30 years. She is an instructor member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain (TCUGB) and a level 2 instructor of the British Health Qi Gong Association (BHQA). She has studied under many masters and trains every year to revalidate and extend her knowledge and teaching skills. She has travelled to China numerous times to train in the Wudang Mountains, the birthplace of Tai Chi.

Barbara has delivered Tai Chi and Qi Gong workshops in the garden during Spring and Summer seasons since 2017.

The current course runs from June-October 2018

Every Thursday 10.30-11.30am

Beginners welcome, just drop in no need to commit

£5 per session

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65

participants           

12 meridian systems  

stimulated in each participant to improve flow of Qi (Life Energy)

0 sessions  

cancelled due to bad weather (though one or two forced under the veranda due to rain)

Outcomes:

1.

IMPROVING WELLBEING through mind body practice in nature. The considerable health benefits of regular tai chi practice are increased by performing the exercises in the fresh air and sunlight.

2.

REDUCING STRESS. Often called ‘meditation in motion’, tai chi is well known to reduce stress and improve relaxation. It can improve mood and sleep patterns when practiced regularly.

3.

COMBATS THE EFFECTS OF AGEING "A growing body of carefully conducted research is building a compelling case for tai chi as an adjunct to standard medical treatment for the prevention and rehabilitation of many conditions commonly associated with age," says Peter M. Wayne, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.