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New Class starting in Booragoon Melville Area

New Class starting in Booragoon Melville Area

Tai Chi Beginner class now in Leisurefit Booragoon.

Curriculum: Standing Pole Qigong or Basic Breathing Exercise, Silk Reeling Exercise and 5 Elements AKA 4 movements Old Frame.

Register now as the class will be limited to 12 participants. Hurry

Duration – 10 weeks

Thursday Class

Date starting :  27 Feb 2020

Tai Chi Beginner Class

Time:  6.45 pm to 7.45 pm (1 hour)

Venue: Leisurefit Booragoon, Group Fitness Room
Address: 521 Marmion St, Booragoon WA 6154

What to wear during your Tai Chi Class:
Your clothes should be loose and comfortable. preferably cotton.
The ideal practise shoes should:
1. Feel very comfortable and flexible.
2. Be light, with thin sole.
3. Have broad base support in the sole to help you balance.
4. Have shock absorbent pads in the sole to minimise injury. Please arrive early for the first session.

These Tai Chi Videos will show what you will be learning in the Tai Chi Beginner Class:

Tai Chi Beginner”s Curriculum: 8 Breath work Exercises, 10 Silk Reeling Exercises for meditation movement and an easy 5-Elements Routine (4 movements Old Frame). 

Save this video clip from youtube for your future reference, as this will be covered for the beginner class.

What is Tai Chi?

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is a series of meditative, continuous movements with a strong emphasis on proper postural alignment. Its origins date back some 500 years ago in China. It began as a form of martial arts in Chenjiagou, or Chen Village, Henan Province in China. Over the years, the Chenjiagou martial art form was recast into gentler and more subtle movements to hide the defensive techniques inherent in the routines. Since then, the forms were modulated by different masters who branched off from the Chenjiagou style and diversified into their own schools of boxing. 

Overall, there are 5 major schools of Tai Chi Boxing. They are the 1) Chen Style 陈氏 (founded by 陈王庭, Chen Wan Ting), 2) the Yang Style 杨氏 (founded by 杨露禅, Yang Lu Chan, he learnt from Chen), 3) the Wu Style 武氏 (founded by 武禹襄, Wu Yu Xiang, learnt from Chen ),  4) another Wu Style 吴氏; the romanised translation is the same since they are homophones but the chinese characters are different (founded by 吴鉴泉, Wu Jian Quan, learnt from Yang ) and lastly, 5) the Sun style 孙氏 (founded by 孙禄堂, Sun Lu Tang, learnt from 3 above, the Wu武).

These modified forms are now collectively known as Tai Chi.

BENEFITS

BENEFITS OF TIAN CAI TRAINING SYSTEM – CHEN STYLE TAI CHI

  • Increases strength and flexibility.
  • Decreases pain in joints
  • Improves fibromyalgia symptoms
  • Reduces risk of falling
  • Increases bone density
  • Decreases stress and reduces high blood pressure
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Helps with symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Improves balance
  • Increases sense of well-being

WHO IS SUITABLE FOR TAI CHI?

Tai Chi is generally considered to be a safe exercise. Tai Chi can be modified to suit your goals and personal fitness level.

Benefits

BENEFITS OF TIAN CAI TRAINING SYSTEM – CHEN STYLE TAI CHI

  • Increases strength and flexibility.
  • Decreases pain in joints
  • Improves fibromyalgia symptoms
  • Reduces risk of falling
  • Increases bone density
  • Decreases stress and reduces high blood pressure
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Helps with symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Improves balance
  • Increases sense of well-being

WHO IS SUITABLE FOR TAI CHI?

Tai Chi is generally considered to be a safe exercise. Tai Chi can be modified to suit your goals and personal fitness level.

RESEARCH ON TAI CHI

  1. Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., Peter Harmer, Ph.D., M.P.H., Kathleen Fitzgerald, M.D., Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., M.P.H., Ronald Stock, M.D., Johnny Galver, P.T., Gianni Maddalozzo, Ph.D., and Sara S. Batya, M.D. Tai Chi and Postural Stability in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease. N Engl J Med 2012; 366:511-519. 9 February 2012. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1107911
  2. Chenchen Wang, MD, MSc,Christopher H. Schmid, PhD, Patricia L. Hibberd, MD, PhD, Robert Kalish, MD, Ronenn Roubenoff, MD, MHS, Ramel Rones, BS, and Timothy McAlindon, MD, MPH. Tai Chi is Effective in Treating Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Nov 15; 61(11): 1545–1553. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3023169/
  3. Uhlig T1, Fongen C, Steen E, Christie A, Ødegård S. Exploring Tai Chi in rheumatoid arthritis: a quantitative and qualitative study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010 Mar 5;11:43. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20205741
  4. Chenchen Wang, director and professor of medicine, Christopher H Schmid, professor of biostatistics and co-director, Roger A Fielding, director and professor of medicine, William F Harvey, assistant professor of medicine, Kieran F Reid, scientist III, Lori Lyn Price, statistician, Jeffrey B Driban, assistant professor of medicine, Robert Kalish, associate professor of medicine, Ramel Rones, tai chi instructor, and Timothy McAlindon, division chief and professor of medicine. Effect of tai chi versus aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia: comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trial. BMJ. 2018; 360: k851.
  5. Published online 2018 Mar 21. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5861462/
  6. Hamed Mortazavi, Mahbubeh Tabatabaeichehr, Ali Golestani, Mohammad Reza Armat, and Mohammad Reza Yousefi. The Effect of Tai Chi Exercise on the Risk and Fear of Falling in Older Adults: a Randomized Clinical Trial. Mater Sociomed. 2018 Mar; 30(1): 38–42. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5857038/
  7. Karen L Caldwell, Shawn M Bergman, Scott R Collier, N Travis Triplett, Rebecca Quin, John Bergquist, and Carl F Pieper. Effects of tai chi chuan on anxiety and sleep quality in young adults: lessons from a randomized controlled feasibility study. National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine. Published online 14 Nov 2016. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5118018/
  8. Aileen WK Chan, Doris SF Yu, KC Choi, Diana TF Lee, Janet WH Sit, and Helen YL Chan. Tai chi qigong as a means to improve night-time sleep quality among older adults with cognitive impairment: a pilot randomized controlled trial. National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine. Published online 2016 Sep 16. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5034925/
  9. Weibing Wu, Xiaodan Liu, Longbing Wang, Zhenwei Wang, Jun Hu, and Juntao Yan. Effects of Tai Chi on exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2014; 9: 1253–1263.
  10. Published online 2014 Nov 7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4230171/
  11. Shuai Zheng, Christine Kim, Sara Lal, Peter Meier, David Sibbritt, Chris Zaslawski. The Effects of Twelve Weeks of Tai Chi Practice on Anxiety in Stressed But Healthy People Compared to Exercise and Wait‐List Groups–A Randomized Controlled Trial. Wiley Online Library, First published: 13 June 2017. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jclp.22482
  12. Albert Yeung, M.D., Sc.D., Jessie S. M. Chan, Ph.D, M.P.H., Joey C. Cheung, B.S., Liye Zou, Ph.D. Qigong and Tai-Chi for Mood Regulation. Focus Vol. 16, No. 1, Winter 2018 focus.psychiatryonline.org, 1 January 2017. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321299648_Qigong_and_Tai-Chi_for_Mood_Regulation
  13. Stanley Sai-Chuen Hui, Yao Jie Xie,1 Jean Woo, and Timothy Chi-Yui Kwok. Effects of Tai Chi and Walking Exercises on Weight Loss, Metabolic Syndrome Parameters, and Bone Mineral Density: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2015, Article ID 976123, 10 pages. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/976123/
  14. Guo JB, Chen BL, Lu YM, Zhang WY, Zhu ZJ, Yang YJ, Zhu Y. Tai Chi for improving cardiopulmonary function and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Rehabil. 2016 Aug;30(8):750-64. Epub 2015 Sep 22. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26396162
  15. Tsai JC1, Wang WH, Chan P, Lin LJ, Wang CH, Tomlinson B, Hsieh MH, Yang HY, Liu JC. The beneficial effects of Tai Chi Chuan on blood pressure and lipid profile and anxiety status in a randomized controlled trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2003 Oct;9(5):747-54. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14629852
Wanting to improve your standard in Tai Chi? Put this in your practice!!!

Wanting to improve your standard in Tai Chi? Put this in your practice!!!

Acquiring internal energy first before your proficiency can be upgraded
So, what is internal energy?
First off, it is not brute strength. Rather, it is a vigor that emits through your external form from within. It can also be said that it is qi born from an aligned body structure paired to your breathing as well as your intent. Slow and deep breathing will help you to increase your body awareness or proprioception (perception or awareness of the position and movement of the body.) When your proprioception or sense of body awareness has increased sufficiently, then you could progress to the important part – moving the entire body structure as a whole unit.

The Spiral Line, Myers, Thomas W. (2011). Anatomy Trains. London: Urban & Fischer.

13 Movements

Learn how to maintain a comfortable and healthy posture in motion, with our comprehensive class that goes through the most ancient and authentic Tai Chi movements. These movements are gears to make your body more flexible and agile.

When you have a degree of mastery over minute movements in your body, you will be able to target the fascia or connective tissues in the whole body. By focusing on puffing out yourself like a balloon and stretching out the skin each of your joints, you will be able to access the connective webbing just under the skin. and connective tissues that are located just under the skin. Imagine that your skin is a stretchable body suit you wear or that you are a human balloon. By continually stretching outwards and lengthening out, you will begin to develop control over your fascia as one of your most important sources of power. This is the main reason why all schools of Tai Chi require us to relax, or to “open or unblock the meridians” so to speak. In other words, we have to think about stretching out our fascia webbing all throughout, grounding, then releasing tension in order to gain access to our powerful fascial lines.

 

In Fascia :

“When one part moves, the body as a whole responds . Functionally , the only tissue that can mediate such responsiveness is the connective tissue.”

 

Tai Chi Classics: : 

“When one part moves, all parts move; the whole body responds”

Theme: Overlay by Kaira Movement Facilitation for Fluidity and Stability 
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