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Learning Tai Chi - 24 Steps

 

 

Structure

 

1)  Focus - cultivating stillness - mindful movement

2)  Daoist Joint opening movements. Free restrictions

3)  Qi Gong sets - 8 Silk Brocade  & 18 Tai Chi Qi Gong (Shibashi).   Silk Reeling

4)  Tai Chi 24 form - learning/practising/refining one or two new postures each week

 

 

How to prepare

Aways adopt a positive attitude and a here and now approach......

Wear loose clothes and soft shoes for ease of movement and not to restrict Chi.

Remind yourself how fortunate you are to receive the gifts of Chi. This alone will increase Chi !

 

How best to learn........ create practice time..... reduce displacement activity!

Regularly attend a focused structured class........ Concentrate !

 

How to practise at home...........quality time..... little & often.... focused... peaceful

 

Holistic Exercise

Go with the flow!......mindful movement. ......learning Tai Chi is more like learning music or dance. Endurance or intense cardio  training, which are at the other end of the spectrum may lead to heart problems or injury. Medical research is now showing moderation is key. The regular easy relaxed circular movements of joints and controlled easing of muscles and tissue restores the body

 

Generally, although Tai Chi can help with recovery from injury or illness, it is much better at prevention.

 

Breathing...... slow and easy..... relaxed......  just being........"cultivating stillness"

When learning Qi Gong focus the mind to control the posture movements, coordinating the breath, with visual vigilance. In & out through the nose for a count of 5

When practising the 24 Form just focus on the body movements, the breath will just follow.

 

 

The stages of learning (becoming aware):-

Unconscious Incompetence (no real understanding of Tai Chi elements)

Conscious Incompetence (can be frustrating, like learning to drive or correcting a skill)

Conscious Competence (takes knowledge and practice)

Unconscious Competence (then start the loop again..expand unconsciousness!)

 

Reframe any frustration as fascination!  - Tai Chi creates patience !!!

 

Learning Tai Chi is all about practice. The more you practice, the better you get. You learn it slow. In China, traditionally it was taught painstakingly slow. The immportance of slowness is to preserve sensitiviy. The learning process can only be quicker, the more you stay fully focused in the moment on mindfull movement

 

The best approach always is  "Either you think you can or you think you can't.... Either way you will be right"

 

So 100% positive thinking -  and particularly, only constructive self belief

 

 

The Everyday Tai Chi website has very interesting information.- click here

 

The Beginners Tai Chi website is also interesting - click here

 

No time for Tai Chi !  click here

 

 

Tai Chi Classes

 

ST THOMAS CHURCH HALL

WELLS

Every Thursday 5 - 6 pm

Tai Chi Qi Gong

plus learn the 24 Form

£3 per session attended

 

 

 

 

 

WELLS CONNECT CENTRE

Portway Wells

Every Tuesday 

12.15 to 1.15 pm

Tai Chi QI Gong

 

£3 per session attended

 

 

 

 

 

WESTBURY-sub-MENDIP

Village Hall

Every Thursday 12 - 1.00 pm

Tai Chi Qi Gong

plus learn the 24 Form

£5 per session attended

 

 

 

 

 

WEDMORE VILLAGE HALL

Every Wednesday

12.15 - 1.15 pm

Tai Chi Qi Gong

plus learn the 24 Form

£5 per session attended

 

Please not 4th & 11 th July

in the Swan Hotel opposite.

Opera in the Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

PILTON VILLAGE HALL

Every Tuesday 9.30 - 10.30 am

Tai Chi Qi Gong

£5 per session attended

 

 

 

 

 

All classes - just drop in

No need to book.

Pay when you attend

Start any time

All ages and abilities

Run during school holidays

 

 

Please arrive 10 minutes before the class starts, to settle in.

We always start on time.

 

 

 

 

TAI CHI ONLINE

Personal Training

Now available

(FaceTime & Skype)

 

"World Wide Wells" 

 

 

 

PRIVATE CLASSES

For individuals, small groups

and organisations

 

 

 

Contact

John Beasley

01749 672482

john@clickbeasley.com

 

 

OTHER HEALTH CLASSES

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John Beasley - Registered member Level 4 Execrcise Specialist

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