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Essence of Tai Chi

Biomechanics of Optimal Flow

  • Ended
  • 300 US dollars
  • The Grange

Service Description

In this twelve week course, we'll use the vehicle of the Tai Chi Thirteen expressions to explore the mechanics of optimal circulation.  The physical principles we learn in this course can vastly improve circulation and well-being while sitting, standing, and moving. Tai chi is not simply about relaxation.  It's about working on precise physical alignments that engage the whole structure; then, relaxing through tension that comes up in the process; re-aligning, then re-relaxing, again and again. With the right direction, this process becomes second nature, Enabling one to access a state of ceaseless, flowing circulation. Tai chi is a metaphor for life, conditioning the mind through the body. When we allow enough time for things to line up all the way, then we can truly relax, knowing we've planned for success. Of course we must continually engage the with our goals, flexing with the changes to truly make something happen and stick. Is this not the practice of Tai Chi? Curriculum While we may not cover the encoded esoteric teachings within Tai chi during this course (e.g. the relationship of each movement to the eight trigrams and sixty four hexagrams of the I Ching (Chinese book of changes, older than most other classics >200 BC)) - we will cover the basics of Tai Chi Walking, The Tai Chi Thirteen Energetics, and how to set up a regular practice.   Most importantly, we'll cover the mechanical principles that make tai chi healthful, that make it an "internal art". You'll walk away with a complete and simple practice that contains wisdom for your other activities, and for life. Something you'll be able to teach others & refine for life. Enrollment Once we have six out of ten spots filled; we'll set a starting date for the class; in the interim we'll continue to accept students, before closing enrollment once the course begins.  The class will meet once/weekly for an hour; we may host an additional practice during which time feedback is minimal and we simply practice & enjoy the flow.  If there is sufficient interest, we may open another class section.  If there is a waitlist, or you cannot make the current times, please reach out anyways, we may be able to open something up. Payment Policies and Missed Classes Excepting extreme circumstances, we do not offer refunds. We cannot make-up classes, and encourage you to practice regularly with your colleagues. We may film instruction for you to later follow along with.

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Ground Floor Suites #2 & 3 366 East Jewett Boulevard, White Salmon, WA, USA

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