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Tai Chi is...

Tai Chi is…

Tai Chi is both a martial art and a form of meditation. As a system of exercise it is suitable for people of all ages and requires little or no special equipment. It will help you improve your physical health, it can give you skills in self defence and will teach you how to relax. […]

Qigong is...

Qigong is…

Qi translates as ‘energy’ or ‘breath’. It is what the Japanese call Ki (like in AiKiDo) and Hindus call Prana. Qi Gong means “working with the qi.” It is the ancient Chinese practice of becoming aware of this life energy and learning how to control its flow. By focusing on your Qi, You can become […]

Lessons in Tai Chi (Taijiquan) and Lessons in Patience

Lessons in Tai Chi (Taijiquan) and Lessons in Patience

Taijiquan and patience: a keyword in┬átai chi (taijiquan) is patience. Doing the slow movements makes you slow down. You have to slow down. After only a few lessons in tai chi (taijiquan) you will experience how good it feels when your heartbeat, your breathing, your whole metabolism becomes calmer. Because you have to focus on […]