What to expect in your first class
Classes are gently envigorating; they are empowering and energising, each one different and sensitively tailored to the energies of the day and experience in the class. This is a group experience and as with mountain climbing - no one is left behind - everyone reaches the top.
As this is a beginners class, there are people who have never studied tai chi before entering the class all the time, the class is also useful to intermediates who want to reconnect with the basics.
People come along to a class for all sorts of reasons, and once the first step has been taken, tai chi becomes a way of life:
" beyond their expectations, tai chi becomes a total immersion into a new way of being, a sense of letting go and finding balance, of reconnecting with the world around them. With this comes a heart filled with happiness. "
This is a powerfully restorative tai chi practice. There is no beginning and no end as you tap into your own universal energy and connect back to source. Through learning new patterns of movement you can shift away from old body patterns and even clear stagnant thought patterns that no longer serve you. You learn to breathe deeply and open up your lungs to receive the restorative powerful energy of air, calling up your own peaceful warrior.
Typical class format includes:
- Opening up the meridians through gentle stretching exercises
- Opening up to feeling your body's energy flow through qigong
- Invigorating your body through tai chi application
- Quieting down and tuning in with standing meditation