WuDang Mountain 18 Form Tai Chi
May 1, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Presented by Texas Asia Society in collaboration with Living Well Therapies.
This is a beginner course in WuDang Mountain 18 Form Tai Chi. In a practice that Harvard refers to as “meditation in motion”, this course will provide a basic introduction to the value of Tai Chi for its 21st century practical applications to reduce stress and improve your health. Delivered with a focus on movement, mindfulness and the power of breath, students will develop the foundation for a set of skills that will empower you to cultivate well-being at home, at work and at play for the rest of your life.
Each class will begin with Meditation and Qigong to establish an aware, centered state from which to learn this ancient 18 Form Tai Chi in three parts, with a beginning, middle, and end. Students are encouraged to develop organically at their own pace, embrace their own unique considerations and evolve in the capacity to better manage the thinking, feeling and doing that influences everyday of our lives. Students will find that Tai Chi is the perfect way to end a busy stressful day. Unlike traditional exercise, Tai Chi relies on the internal power of Qi (Chi) with flowing, circular motions that have the ability to rejuvenate you rather than exhaust you from the practice.
Tai Chi will train your mind to focus and direct the internal powerful energy of Qi. The movements are performed slowly with mindful intention on expressing this energy through the body to improve your strength, balance, flexibility and range of motion. The resulting influence is a scientifically effective therapy to strengthen the immune, digestive, circulatory, skeletal, neurology, and muscular systems of the body. Each class will end with a brief meditation, questions, and discussion of that day’s experience.
Course Dates and Pricing
Mondays, May 1 – June 26 (8 weeks)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Please note that there will be no class on May 29 (Memorial Day).
Early Bird Pricing (through April 17): $204 Members; $238 Non-members
Regular Pricing: $240 Members; $280 Non-members