Winter can be depleting, but not if you stoke the inner fires with Tai Chi and Qigong with friends!
Come practice T'ai Chi and Qigong indoors with us. The instruction is gentle, compassionate and clear. There will be time to rest and socialize. Most important, you can immerse yourself in T'ai Chi principles and move in a safe and healthful way that is good for your bones and good for your mind.
Beginners and experienced T'ai Chi and Qigong friends are welcome as we continue exploring the Wudangshan form, Tai Chi Chih (Tai Chi Ruler Qigong), Tai Chi Easy (TM) and some Vitality Qigong. We finish the evening with a relaxing Healing Sound session.
"Shan" is the word for mountain in Chinese, and Wundangshan means Wudang Mouuntain. Wudang is in central China where it is mountainous. In the winter, there is snow on the mountains. During the summer, when it is time to work and cultivate, it is very hot. The Wudang Mountain T'ai Chi form helps us understand when it is time to work and apply ourselves and when it is time to rest. When we know the difference, we find balance and harmony in everyday life.
One Sunday evening per month from
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in person *indoors* for two months at Unity Palo Alto (3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA)
Cost is $40 USD for this 2-hour session on February 27
Note: We will socially distance and wear masks as appropriate.
Longtime healer Thomas Leichardt joins us to offer a Healing Sound session during the second hour. Sound Healing is a great practice that almost feels effortless in the way it puts you in the receptive and meditative space. Effortless, receptive and meditative are what we want to feel when we do the Tai Chi Qigong!
From the instructor: "I learned this elegant and simple form during a trip to China in 2017. I have since been exploring it every day! There are 18 movements in this mostly stationary form.. This T'ai Chi form is good for creating balance and a sense of well being."
This fun Qigong movement is a listening and tracking exercise that improves your T'ai Chi and Qigong skills. It is a partner drill that can be done in a socially distanced setting. The key is to keep a light heart as you concentrate and trace the infinity shape with both your hands. You can experiment with speeding up or slowing down, going small or going large. It is challenging and fun.