Tai Chi Chuan is a martial art from China which has its roots in the philosophy of the Tao Te King from Lao Tsu. The movements are flowing in a slow dance which expresses the fluidity and the power of the different states of the element Water.
The YANG style is too particularly devoted to an extreme grace and beauty in the execution of the form. Each movement has a name and represents either the position of an animal or a natural action mixing the two universal forces of Yin and Yang.
A regular practise regulates the flow of chi, the life force energy and releases the stress or blocks accumulated through our modern and hectic life Tai Chi is meditation in motion leading to a quiet and peaceful mind, very useful in times of emotional upheavals. The different lineage of masters throughout the centuries have given birth to numerous of styles and forms that are essencially reflecting the same original teachings.
Chi Kung is the chinese breathing techniques and exercices used by the chinese traditional medicine to prevent and cure most of the common illnesses such as cold, flu, headaches, bellyaches, joint pain, back pain...
The main teaching is to find one´s own center, the tan tiem, the energy center and work with it. The Chi Kung exercices are simple and practical and their benefits can be felt already after a few sessions. A deeper approach adresses the different meridians of the body and their relationship to health and longevity.
Practise like the iron shirt, the six breaths, the turtle, the eight diagrams are easely accessible to beginners and give us the real experience of the chinese wisdom.
Tai Chi & Chi Kung is safe and open to everybody, without exception, and it is a practical school of self learning and self healing.
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