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 2020
Our next session of weekly Beginners Tai Chi Form Classes will start on Wednesday 8th January 2020 between 7pm- 8pm at:
100 Merrylee Road,
First class is free
For more information contact Jamie Simpson
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.”