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.
New Beginners Classes 2019
The next new session of Beginners Tai Chi classes will start after the Summer. Watch this space for further details nearer the time.
In the meantime there will be a series of workshop style (suitable for all comers- no experience necessary!) sessions to be held on the magnificent lawn in front of Pollok house overlooking the White Cart Water. Classes will take place between 10am-11am every Tuesday morning during the Summer from 18th June- 20th August 2019 (Inclusive)
Class will cost £10 Price includes Pollok’s famous cream scones, tea or coffee after the session.
In the event of poor weather the sessions will be held inside the house.
For tickets visit https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/tai-chi-and-tea
For more information contact Jamie Simpson
Mobile: 07712523876 or 07851639773
Tai Chi For Health
Tai 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 Tai Chi 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 Tai Chi 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.”