Although it bears a visual similarity to Tai Chi Ch’uan, the martial art, T’ai Chi Chih (which, literally translated, means “Knowledge of the Supreme Ultimate”) is simply a non-violent, joyful and relaxing inner discipline, or moving meditation designed to activate, circulate, and balance Chi
T’ai Chi Chih does not require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. Great health benefits can come from regular practice. This class is an ongoing class with students learning at a variety of levels. Those with specific physical conditions can modify moves to their needs. Whether chronic, occasional pain, or none, T’ai Chi Chih is suitable for any age, physical condition, or agility level. T’ai Chi Chih’s potential target audience is, therefore, literally unlimited since even those with physical differences can participate, performing the movements while seated (with some modification). No special clothing or equipment is required and the slow, soft movements have an almost immediate effect on blood pressure and other physical aspects…everyone’s experience is different, but most students feel far-reaching effects of the practice so quickly that profound changes in both physical and mental health can even occur after only a few lessons!
T’ai Chi Chih has demonstrated its effectiveness in at least twelve controlled trials over a twenty-year period, the Arthritis Foundation, the American Medical Association, The Mayo Clinic, and other well-known and respected health & wellness authorities have all endorsed T’ai Chi Chih as an evidence-based mindfulness practice as well as a viable treatment option effective for various physiological and psychological conditions.
Wednesdays, 1:00–2:00 PM
$40 for 4 sessions
$80 for 8 sessions
$120 for 12 sessions