T’ai Chi with Ann Stocks

T’ai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition, full name ‘T’ai Chi Chuan’ (translated: “Supreme Ultimate fist“) and was performed as a martial art. Today however, T’ai Chi is performed as a mind-body practice that involves a series of slow, flowing exercises that combine movement, meditation, deep breathing and relaxation techniques.

T’ai chi is often called “meditation in motion”: promoting serenity & well being through movement – connecting mind and body. T’ai Chi’s movements are associated with the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, whereby movement helps to stimulate the flow of vital energy “chi” which in turn helps to promote healing and bring about well being.

T’ai Chi is very low impact and places minimal stress on muscles and joints and is therefore suitable for everyone, all ages and all fitness levels.  Everyone is welcome; from complete beginners to anyone with prior experience; we never stop learning in the practice of T’ai Chi!  All T’ai Chi movements can be suited and adapted for every individual. Students can  take part seated and benefits are even accessible by visualising the movements.

 

T’ai Chi is very beneficial, not only to our physical well-being but also our mental and emotional well-being. Some of the many benefits include:

  • Decreased stress, anxiety and depression
  • Improved flexibility and balance
  • Enhances quality of the immune system
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Improves overall well-being
  • Helps strengthen the core
  • Helps manage chronic conditions: fibromyalgia, arthritis and ME

 

Classes commence  on Wednesday Oct 2nd.  Initially there will be just one class from 9.30- 10.30 but the plan is to add a second class from 10.45-11.45 (please register your interest if this class suits you better!) Please note – there will be no class on Wednesday 16th October due to a long-standing studio booking.

Class fees: £10 .00

The only items you need to bring along to class: yourself and a water bottle for hydration. Wear loose comfortable layers and flat heeled shoes/trainers/socks.

Classes are limited to ten students, therefore it would be beneficial to please book beforehand to secure a place. Drop in is absolutely fine, although places will be allocated to booked class as priority.

Classes will be available to book in a block of four in the near future.

Please contact Ann Stocks for bookings and further information on her mobile 07931 193350 or by email at annstocksa@aol.com