Seamless Movement – Tai Chi For Wellness
Movement is vital to wellness. Practice of basic movement can and will improve balance, range of motion and overall wellbeing. Tai Chi and QiGong are two Asian movement practices that improve wellness. Usually choreographed into a form (series of movements), the result benefits the entire body and mind. The pace of each movement requires discipline of very slow movement coordinated with the breath. There are many studies illustrating the benefits of Tai Chi/Qigong for overall wellness.
Seamless Movement (Tai Chi For Wellness), taught by Beth Blair, is a blending of Tai Chi, QiGong, somatic practices and patterning to improve activities of daily living. By practicing in a friendly community without the pressure of “doing it right”, participants will benefit simply by being in the room. Each person practices from where they are on that given day. Chairs are used, not only for those that cannot stand for long periods of time, but to bring practical use of movement. Do not discount movements practiced from a seated positon, this bring different challenges, strength and balance. Laughter, encouragement and community are the center of each class. Participants are encouraged to challenge themselves once they get familiar with these basic moves. Usually the challenge is in slowing down. The slower you go the harder it is. This is a process that will improve over time. The use of different movements on the left and right sides of the body help with brain function and quieting the busy mind. Generally, moves are taken for the Shibashi 18 QiGong form, 5 Animal Frolic, 8 Piece Brocade and Meridian Qigong. In this format, all fitness/wellness levels can participate and benefit.
Where are these Classes?
Tuesdays 11am, Unity Moravian, 8300 Concord Church Road, Lewisville, NC.
Tuesdays at 3pm, Fairview Moravian Church, 6550 Silas Creek Parkway, Fellowship Hall- Lower Level.
Thursdays at 10am, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1416 Bolton Street, Winston Salem, NC, Fellowship Hall on the left.
Cost of all Tai Chi for Wellness Classes is $5
“Body in Motion stays in motion.” Newton’s Law of Inertia
“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.” -Moshe Feldenkrais
Would you like Beth to bring this class to your workplace, wellness center or community center? Contact Beth for more information.