taiji & qigong
Taijiquan and Qigong (also spelled Tai Chi and Chi Kung) are ideal practices to study and embody change. They improve health, flexibility, strength, increase energy and a feeling of equanimity, and are a unique vessel to calm the heart and mind. As internal studies the depth of these practices are infinite and expansive. Both employ the dynamics of stillness and movement, grounding and fluidity, yin and yang–the fundamental reflection of natural cycles of opposition and interdependence. Both internalize these natural cycles allowing for greater harmony, balance and connection. Practicing these arts improves essential traits for a happy, long life including providing greater relaxation and stress relief, cultivating a tenacity of focus, concentration and clarity, increasing the connection to breath, body and spirit, and generating a deep well of energy or ‘qi’.