Tai Chi translates as Supreme Ultimate and Qigong translates as energy work. Here at UTTSM Tai Chi we are not studying an ancient Martial Art fighting style. However, the movements we follow in the Shibashi Set have been taken from Tai Chi Chuan and have been developed, what we follow is the Lee family style.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi set is designed to improve the flow and balance of Qi in the body, leading to an improvement in the general health and well-being of the practitioner. The gentle rocking motions and stretching movements improve circulation and digestion. The chest exercises and controlled breathing are good for lung conditions and asthma. The overall effect of the set is to reduce mental stress and physical tension within the body.
Each movement has specific health benefits and the sequence is energetically balanced, we start each movement gently, allowing the body and breath to warm up. The body and breath are given time to harmonise which in turn help to release tension.
What are the benefits of Tai Chi Qigong?
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How can we help relieve your aching, tense muscles?
How can we help you perform more efficiently in your sport or simply in your daily living?
The focus of our Qigong sessions is relief from stress, relaxation and providing a gentle but effective form of exercise, which may also help to improve well-being, balance and confidence.
All sessions will cover the 18 movements based on the Shibashi Qigong set 1. They will not normally be adapted to suit any physical disability but delivered in a way that allows people of all ages and abilities to move to their own pace and within their own ability. Those attending should be aware that they will not receive any individual or specialist advice or help in respect of any pre-existing physical condition they may have.
We will offer general guidelines on posture, the extent of movements, and breathing to the movements but are not able to modify movements to suit the needs of any individual. Having said that, the set is suitable for everyone regardless of physical health provided that the session 'Golden Guidelines' are adhered to.
We offer group sessions of up to 10 people face to face, or 1 to 1 sessions. Please call for availability. (This is outside of lockdown).