All classes begin with a period of warming up exercises called “qigong” (“chee goong”) and loosening, while relaxing to ease out of the daily grind, follwed by a complete run through of a series of tai chi movements called tai chi form. Several of the individual movements are practiced along with integration of tai chi principles. Class ends with another run through of the entire tai chi form.
Classes for “All Ages” (minimum 18 years)
Tai Chi and Qigong exercises are known to have a beneficial effect on chronic conditions which are brought on and aggravated by stress.
Yang Style Tai Chi , based on Cheng’s 37 Form Simplified Tai Chi Ch’uan. Reduce the effects of stress, learn mind and body relaxation techniques; use your mind; improve circulation and breathing; burn calories; quiet your mind; loosen tight joints:While Having Fun!
Tai Chi for Seniors (Balance Training)
Eight sessions are geared towards the senior, beginners of all ages will benefit from an hour of relaxation, breathing, and moving. Warm-up exercises gently work the body while relaxing the mind.
Deep, diaphramtic breathing oxygenates the blood and stimulates a pleasant feeling of well-being.
Ten simple tai chi movements are practiced for their ability to train balance.
Program: One hour class is held weekly, or twice weekly (Check Listing). 8 Weeks
Search Center Way Tai Chi (7/12)
Alternating Fridays, EVE 7:00-8:30, call (860 455 0353) to verify as the schedule may change due to holidays, etc.
Every other Friday evening get together with a few others interested in refining their tai chi movements with these principles…an old form done a new way. Very energizing.
Chinese Yoga with Healing Qi
These range of motion exercises not only stretch the tangible tissue(muscle, tendon, ligament), but also regulate the flow of qi (energy). Back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, hands and feet, fingers and toes are stretched and relaxed to achieve optimum energy flow throughout the body. Ideal for improving blood pressure issues and hypertension, blood sugar problems (type 1 and 2 disbetes, and dealing with weight management issues.
Program: One hour class is held weekly . 8 Weeks