Positive Effects With Tai Chi and Qi Gong
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi (or T’ai Chi Ch’uan) is derived from Chinese martial arts and based on Taoist philosophy, with roots going back close to a millennium. It is a martial art, a form of moving meditation, and an all-in-one form of exercise.
Tai Chi involves smooth flowing activities, in which one goes through a number of forms of movements. Like acupuncture and shiatsu, Tai Chi seeks to foster balance and flow of energy or “chi” through the body.
The Yang style of Tai Chi is the most commonly practiced and is the form that is taught and practiced at the Center for Integrative Medicine.
Extensive research has been conducted around the benefits of Tai Chi, which include:
- Improved balance and coordination
- Decreased pain and limitations for individuals with arthritis
- Improved flexibility and strength
- Improvement in the heart and lung systems
- Improved mood and sense of well-being
What is Qi Gong?
Qi Gong is the ancient art of self-healing. During this workshop, you will learn several methods practiced daily to help maintain your overall sense of well-being.
We offer several levels of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Call for fees and more information.
Free Orientation and Registration
Thursday, August 28, 2014
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Register for 10 Tai Chi Classes
Classes meet on Tuesdays from September 2 through November 4, 2014
All UPMC Staff receive 75 Healthy Points.
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