Carefully developed by the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, Tai Chi EASY™ makes it easy, fun and beneficial right from the start. One is not required to devote years learning a traditional 108 movement martial arts form to enjoy the calming emotional and physical health benefits of Tai Chi.
More than a simple exercise program, Tai Chi EASY™ uses gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility and range of motion and to help maintain muscle strength. As a practice of meditation in motion, the slow movements and mindset of Tai Chi are an asset to help manage stress levels. In Tai Chi EASY™ each movement is performed with a deliberate sense of choice and an awareness of our capacity to mobilize the motivation, cognitive resources, and course of action in every flowing gesture.
Research confirms that ancient Chinese self-care practices for Mind-Body-Spirit health including Tai Chi and Qigong seem to prevent and heal disease. In China, millions of people practice Qigong and Tai Chi daily to maximize their well-being, enhance inner peace, and support an active and vibrant lifestyle into their senior years. Tai Chi and Qigong contribute to longevity.
If you looking to improve your balance, increase your flexibility, relieve pain, recover from injuries or diminish the effects of daily stress then Tai Chi EASY™ Qigong may be the program you are looking for.
Potential Therapeutic Benefits
As a mind-body-spirit practice, Tai Chi can reduce your stress. During practice, the combination of focus on movement and breathing induces a state of relaxation and calm.
Tai Chi may also help your overall health, and is generally safe for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Older adults may especially find Tai Chi beneficial because the movements are low impact and place minimal stress on muscles and joints. Tai Chi may also be helpful if you have arthritis or are recovering from an injury.
Rigorous current research suggests that Tai Chi may offer other benefits besides stress reduction, including:
- Reducing anxiety and depression
- Improving balance and coordination
- Reducing the number of falls
- Improving sleep quality
- Slowing bone loss in women after menopause
- Lowering blood pressure
- Improving cardiovascular fitness
- Relieving chronic pain
- Improving everyday physical functioning
Moves consist of:
- Harmonize Yin and Yang (aka Part Horses Mane)
- Brush Knee, Send Qi
- Cutting the Path to Clarity (aka Repulse Monkey)
- Watching Cloud Pass (aka Cloud Hands or Wave Hands like Clouds)
- Gathering Heaven and Earth
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Please note that because of differing styles of translating Chinese into English Tai Chi may appear written as Taiji and Qigong may appear as Chi Kung or Chi Gong.