In celebration of 2019 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Awake Boulder is offering a FREE class on Saturday, April 27th at 10 am. The class will be a great introduction to a couple of different types of qigong, as well as the beginning of a tai chi form.
We will explore a couple of different types of qigong (both active and static). The first type will include gentle movements blended with mindful and calm breathwork. Accordingly, this promotes the movement of blood and qi (life force energy) throughout our bodies for health and healing. Qigong can help ground us by quieting the mind. And bring our awareness back to the present moment. As well as into our bodies. The second type will be a static kind, either standing or sitting, depending on the participants that attend.
Tai Chi (or more correctly, Tai Chi Chuan) started as a martial art first. However, hundreds of millions of people now practice it for its health benefits and mindful aspects. It is a gentle form of movement that promotes relaxation, flexibility and balance of body and mind. Consequently, tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion.” It is deeply rooted in Daoist principles. Because of this, at the core of the practice is its observance of nature. As well as the natural flow of life. Indeed, it is from this harmony we can discover our very essence. That of inner peace and stillness. With this intention, Tai Chi at Awake Boulder has a focus on health and wellness.