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.
All ‘real life’ classes are suspended until further notice however I am pleased to announce the availability of all your classes to stream via the website.
New online Tai Chi Beginners Class
The new session of online classes started on the 6th January 2021 but its not too late to join- there is always lots of revision and recorded classes are also available to all students to allow them to catch up. The live zoom session takes place weekly on a Wednesday evening at 6pm (in parallel with the possibility of face to face sessions if restrictions at the time allow). To watch the free Introductory class before you decide whether to sign up Register Here. This session has been made available in lieu of the usual free introductory session to give you an idea of what to expect from class.
By registering you will have a trial membership to view the introductory class and decide whether or not you’d like to study T’ai Chi with us. The classes will also be available to stream as a video recording on a subscription basis for those who would rather not participate in the live zoom sessions. If you have any difficulty signing up please don’t hesitate to drop me an email (including your name!) email@example.com or call me on 07712523876 for assistance.
Autumn River Tai Chi
Tai Chi Glasgow South provide Autumn River classes south of the River Clyde in Glasgow. We offer tuition in the principles of Tai Chi through practice of the Cheng Man-ching Form, Push Hands, Sabre Form, Sword Form and Fencing.
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.”