Tai Chi - Well-Being, Balance, Energy & Health For All Ages.
Austin Tai Chi creates a peaceful mental space and builds a calm balancing energy. You will feel more flexible and energized physically and mentally more positive and confident.
Austin Tai Chi Classes Lead to Increased:
- Mental Peace
- Balanced and Energetic Health
- Greater Body Flexibility
- Mental Focus and Clarity
- Seniors Class
Tai Chi has taken the world by storm as the fastest rising health practice. It has been around for almost 1000 years as a martial art philosophy, but now it is used around the world for personal development, health and mind-body balance. People of all ages practice the slow mindful movements of Tai Chi Chuan. In the Austin Tai Chi Classes we have students from teen to the 80's learning this ancient art form.
The magic of Tai Chi is the combination of mental and physical development. Every modern study about aging and the brain has supported the step by step approach of Tai Chi to prevent age-related mental impairment and physical decreases in balance and postural control. It has been shown to help with Arthritis, Fiber Myalgia and can protect against bone density loss with age.
The most important part is that is fun to learn, relaxing and energizing to perform and fascinating enough to keep you practicing it for many years of your life. This is what makes it the best possible exercise to carry you through the years of your life.
Keep in mind that Tai Chi Chuan is also translated from Chinese as the Grand Ultimate Fist because it was considered the ultimate fighting art. If you are fan of martial arts you will love it for that reason as well.
Tai Chi Chuan is mediation in motion that promotes health while reducing stress. Our Tai Chi instructors teach deep breathing, relaxation and improved balance. Austin Tai Chi classes encourage the joy of living “in the moment” through this moving medication. Tai Chi Chuan (Tai Ji Quan) uses slow and gentle movements to reduce stressful thoughts and anxious body feelings and decrease the risk of falls if you are senior. You will experience the 2000 Chinese philosophy behind the Tai Chi movements and the powerful and energizing Qigong.
Tai Chi Promotes Health
Tai Chi has been shown to improve health and longevity, quality of life. Have better flexibility and joint strength while increasing serenity of mind.
According to the Mayo Clinic
Tai Chi Can Lead To:
- Decreased stress and anxiety
- Increased aerobic capacity
- Increased energy and stamina
- Increased flexibility, balance and agility
- Increased muscle strength and definition
Some evidence indicates that Tai Chi also may help:
- Enhance the immune system
- Enhance quality of sleep
- Lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure
- Improve joint pain
- Improve symptoms of congestive heart failure
- Improve overall well-being in older adults
- Reduce risk of falls in older adults
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The Austin Tai Chi Chinese Internal Arts Program
This program is our comprehensive internal arts program starts with tai chi 24 posture progresses to ALL other internal Kung Fu forms (Yang Tai Chi, Chen Tai Chi, Pa Kua, internal weapons Buddha Fist, Hsing Ie, ….etc…) as well as the applications of the movements. This class meets multiple times during the week and is ongoing and progressive. The name Tai Chi Chuan actually means Grand Ultimate Fist in Chinese. The practice leads to personal mastery; body awareness, realxed mental clarity and self-knowledge. No wonder it is one of the fastest growing health crazes in the world. Breathe deep from your center, empty your thoughts, sink your Chi energy to the navel and move slowly from the spine. This is the essence of Tai Chi and can take a lifetime to learn. Please be my guest to sample this ancient path toward personal mastery.
- Completely relax the musculature.
- Clear your mind and become acutely aware of your internal and external environment.
- Achieve a stress and tension free posture
- Increase the unhindered flow of energy throughout the body, with a systemic increase of blood flow.
- Defend oneself with minimal use of effort by applying the concept of accommodation. (yin/yang)Tai Chi trains students in what is known as a yielding or soft style of martial arts.
The internal art of Pa Kua Chang teaches to evade attacks through a fluid, circling pattern of movements including steps designed to throw an opponent simply by coiling and uncoiling the body. At a higher level, the entire art of Shing Yi Ch’uan (Fist of Will) teaches the student to explode their internal power into every strike.Meditation exercises help students control their breathing, develop a greater awareness of their body and encourage a calm and controlled mental attitude. The internal arts require decades to master and the constant addition of new material at the Shaolin-Do school ensures that each student remains interested and challenged for a lifetime. Like the famous yin/yang symbol, the balance of these two unique strategies, SHAOLIN & TAI CHI, creates a powerful force and well-rounded martial artist. Why is Shaolin-Do so special?
- Calmly energize your mind & body.
- Lower Your Blood Pressure.
- You’ll Feel More Flexible.
- Gently Increase Strength & Balance.
- You strengthen your immune system.
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