Tai Chi, also known as Taiji, or T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Tàijíquán) is an exercise to unify body, mind and spirit and can be practised for its health benefits; as a meditation and a highly regarded Chinese martial art.
Autumn River Tai Chi
Autumn River classes based in Glasgow, Scotland, offers teaching in the principles of Tai Chi through practice of the Cheng Man-ching Form, Push Hands, Sabre Form, Sword Form and Fencing.
IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
All classes are now suspended until further notice.
At the moment Iain and I are videoing classes which students can stream at their leisure. Each class is password protected so please get in touch if you are a current student with Tai Chi Glasgow South to receive access.
At the moment last week’s
Wednesday 18th March 7pm-8pm Beginners Form Class are available to view for members of each session.
As I do not have everyone’s contact details please feel free to email me (including your name!) email@example.com or text me on 07712523876 for your password. Hopefully we can keep our practice rolling during the current difficulties. In time I hope to offer live classes and and will at some stage start a new session from the very beginning of the form.
Stay healthy and safe everyone and stay in touch!
Tai Chi For Health
T’ai Chi takes the form of a series of slow, meditative body movements that were originally designed for self-defense. It promotes stress reduction and fosters greater physical awareness improving balance flexibility and strength. In addition to improving general health research suggests that the practice can be of benefit to sufferers of many common health conditions.
As A Meditation
Tai Chi is an exercise for the body and mind, offering a way to achieve a natural state of relaxation and a sense of inner peace and calm. It can also be treated as a Spiritual practice providing a way or path (Tao/ Dao) to help deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world we live in.
The Martial Art
As a martial art T’ai Chi Ch’uan teaches us a method of dealing with conflict employing it’s central tenets of relaxation and balance.
“The softest in the world overcomes the hardest.
The insubstantial can penetrate where there is no opening.”