Tai Chi and Qigong
Live a life with
Balance, Flexibility, and Less Stress
Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 – 1:45p
Open to Everyone
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi was originally developed for self defense and martial arts but eventually grew into a health and wellness practice. Your breath, movement, and awareness work together when you learn and practice each kata (a detailed choreographed pattern of movements). As you move slowly and fluidly through different positions, you are asked to breathe deeply and focus your attention. Tai Chi is a very meditative exercise. It is practiced slowly and mindfully. Practicing Tai Chi regularly has many benefits (see below for more detail regarding benefits).
What is Qigong?
Known primarily as “meditation in motion” Qigong is a system of coordinated body postures and movements, breathing, and meditation. It coordinates slow-flowing movements, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind. Qigong is not a Martial Art, but rather is practiced for exercise, relaxation, preventative medicine, and self healing. Qigong is great for people of all ages and abilities. (See below for more specific benefits.)
Benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong
+ Increase balance, flexibility, and muscle strength
+ Reduce stress, anxiety, and depression
+ Reduce falls in older adults and those with Parkinson’s Disease
+ Lower blood pressure and improve cardiovascular function
+ Alleviate symptoms of arthritis, back pain, and fibromyalgia
View these websites for more detailed information on the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong:
World Tai Chi Day
Join us for the annual World Tai Chi Day held the last Saturday in April from 10:00a – 11:00a local time. The purpose of this international celebration is to educate everyone about the healing principles of Tai Chi and Qigong and to provide a global vision for health and healing purposes. “One World… One Breath” We gather each year at the Boone County Library in Hebron, KY. (1863 North Bend Road, Hebron, KY 41048) Please join us!
October Tai Chi Retreat
Please join us for our Tai Chi Retreat into Nature on Saturday, October 7 from 10:00a – 3:00p at Red River Gorge in Slade, KY. Picnic Shelter #3. We will begin with a one-hour Tai Chi/Qigong practice then hike together to the Natural Bridge, come back together for a picnic lunch, and finish the day with one more hour of Tai Chi/Qigong practice.
10 – 11:00a Tai Chi/Qigong Practice
11a – 12:30p Hike to and back from the Natural Bridge
12:30 – 1:30p Picnic Lunch at Picnic Shelter #3
1:30 – 2:30p Tai Chi/Qigong Practice
Everyone is welcome. If you are unable to hike or prefer not to hike, you can still enjoy the Tai Chi practice and beautiful nature of Natural Bridge State Resort Park.