Tai Chi is a form of exercise developed in ancient China. It is part of a wider body of movements known as Qigong (Chi-gung). Some exercises are performed in a static position, others are based on long flowing sequences. The main aim is the cultivation of energy through gentle and rhythmic movements.
TAI CHI CLASSES
Whether you've done Tai Chi before or whether you're a complete beginner you'll be welcomed to our sessions.
Tai Chi Classes
Tai Chi is a gentle, low impact form of exercise that uses simple easy movements to promote physical and mental wellbeing. You don’t need specialist equipment to take part, just comfortable, loose fitting clothing.
More about Tai Chi
Regular practice can have a range of other benefits - it tones the muscles, increases flexibility in the joints and tendons, promotes better balance and coordination, and stimulates the flow of blood and oxygen around the body. It can also enhance mental health and wellbeing through a focus on mindfulness and stress-reduction.
TAI CHI AT ICHIBAN LEEDS
The routines were not designed to burn calories or raise yourheart rate. Instead, both tai chi and qi gong are martial arts that can help your circulation, balance, and alignment. They can also help restore your energy, called chi or qi (pronounced "chee").
The low-impact moving meditations include standing and balancing. Although qi gong and tai chi are excellent fitness activities for beginners and people with health conditions, elite athletes also benefit from doing the slow movements, because everyone needs better balance and muscle control.