Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese soft-styled martial art. It is played in a slow pace, building strength, balance and steadiness while calming the mind.
Belinda Thurston is a former competition internal martial artists with multiple international gold medals for form and pushing hands (a type of sparring). She plays a Wu, Chen and Yang tai chi form, but primarily teaches the Cheng Man-ch’ing short Yang form, which is more upright and best known for its health benefits. This form is excellent for senior citizens, those with joint pain and are heavier in weight. No equipment is needed to purchase. Just wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. (ZOOM Virtual class)
Qi means life force energy. Gong is exercise. QiGong is often at the heart of health practices in traditional Chinese medicine. We must work this vital life force for strength, organ health, bone density, a balanced nervous system and tranquil mind. These exercises, all performed standing or seated in a chair, can be followed and don’t have to be memorized. Of course, memorizing can help you continue to practice wherever you are. No equipment is needed to purchase. Just wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – YouTube/Facebook LIVE (Starting Jan. 7)
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