In Qigong exercise we bring body, breath and mind together to activate and direct the Qi (breath/life-energy) that invigorates our being. We use traditional postures and movements to correct physical and energetic imbalances that might be causing discomfort, and thereby work to recover a natural strength and ease of movement that spills over into all aspects of life.
Note: This class is well suited to those with any leg or general health problems as it is less physically demanding than Tai Chi.
Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art that uses slow, gentle movements to cultivate strength, calm, and flexibility. Through the movements of the Tai Chi postures we activate our body’s natural energies, and then use these for martial and self-healing practice.
This class teaches the fundamental principles of internal energy cultivation, how to apply these principles in the Tai Chi postures, and how to combine these postures in a Yang style Tai Chi form.
Note: I advise that beginners start with a term of Qigong practice before moving on to Tai Chi.
I am course tutor for these classes at the Folk House. To join a class you will need to book through them. Classes are taught on a termly basis so please see their website for up to date information.
Next Term Starting: 10th January 2024
Sunday, 9.30am – 10.30am
I hold a regular outdoor practice session each week in the St George area when weather permits. This isn’t a led class so you would need to know enough to get on with your own practice, and to join in with the Tai Chi form if you wish. If you’d like to join us then please get in touch to be added to the WhatsApp group.
For more information on other classes in Bristol and the UK you can check the Dr Shen Tai Chi website
For more information on other international classes and workshops with our guiding teacher you can check the Buqi Institute website