Tai Chi in ancient Chinese means the “ultimate force”. Chi is the internal energy of our body. Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle and slow movements derived from martial arts and the imitation of the swift and graceful movements of animals and birds.
There are a number of forms and styles being commonly practiced in China and Asia dating back over two thousand years.
Tai Chi has also been introduced to and used in Western culture for centuries. It is recognised by health practitioners that regular practice of Tai Chi can enhance balance, alignment, co-ordination and rhythm of movement.
Most forms of Tai Chi and Chi Qong are very gentle and therefore suitable for everyone. The movements focus on technique as opposed to strength, therefore, anyone can practice regardless of your physical ability or your age!!
Tai Chi is especially beneficial to those who are recovering from a physical illness or an older person who may not consider the ‘traditional’ form of exercise – e.g. gym or aerobic activities as it may be too strenuous.