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TAI CHI & QIGONG

Balancing between the tensions

Moving with the flow


  Through the practice of combined exercises and through the conscious directions of the Alexander Technique, I am teaching how to focalize on the perception of the energy flowing in the body,  the central vertical axis and the center of the body's weight, while harmonizing the breath with movement. In this way we reconnect with the reality of effortless existence restoring our health and empowering our whole self as a psychophysical unity.

TAI CHI & QIGONG

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art, based on the principles of Tao. It teaches us how to move connected with the flow of energy and how to balance the emotions and reactions to life's stresses.

 Based on the principles of yin and yang, the movements offer a chance to release old energy through befriending gravity and receive new by freeing our breath, clear our minds by focusing on the present moment and feel integrated as a whole.

Qi Gong " Cultivation of the energy of life" consists of Taoist exercises for well being and boosting the immune system, as a practice to cultivate and balance Qi (or Chi), translated as "life energy". It is a healing art, a way of cultivating physical, spiritual, emotional and psychical health, that originated in China about seven thousand years ago and it is now practiced worldwide for self- healing. It is a basis for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) --as working with Qi flows throughout the body’s energy pathways, or meridians, to help maintain essential health since a free flowing and balanced Qi energizes the organs, systems and cells.

Tai Chi at a higher level is a form of Qigong, provided that the fundamental principles of Tai Chi are applied in the practice.

Practicing these ancient and wise movements, aids in the release of stress, the invigoration of the organs (liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc), the sharpening of the senses and the clarity of mind.

Through the practice of combined exercises and through the conscious directions of the Alexander Technique, I am teaching how to focalize on the perception of the energy flowing in the body,  the central vertical axis and the center of the body's weight, while harmonizing the breath with movement. In this way we reconnect with the reality of effortless existence restoring our health and empowering our whole self as a psychophysical unity.

CLASSES AVAILABLE

I offer a variety of classes for different  levels and needs. If you’re looking to improve your balance and release stress, you can find the support and resources you need right here. Additionally, I personally consult with every single client to understand each one’s unique needs. 
I teach  private lessons or in small groups, as well as weekly Tai Chi group classes of different levels and separate QiGong classes.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private Lessons are a great choice to improve your postural performance. Through a unique mix of QiGong exercises and Alexander Technique processes,  pupils learn the Tai Chi series while addressing their personal issues in how to balance themselves, overcome old injuries and muscular over tensing. If you’re looking to elevate your ability to balance, centre and harmonise your body and mind, private lesson at Mindfulness in Motion is for you.

TAI CHI & QIGONG GROUP CLASSES

Small Series- Yang Style

Tai Chi lessons include the learning of the Small Series (Yang Style) accompanied by a variety of QiGong exercises.

Through the application of the principles of the Alexander Technique, we find clarity of mind and by learning how to trust our balance we move with ease and improve our wellbeing.

WILD GOOSE QIGONG

Dayan Qigong

 Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong is a 2000-year old Taoist tradition designed to open up and promote healthy functioning of the acupuncture meridians. Legend has it that Bodhidharma, who brought Zen Buddhism to China, invented qigong to help his monks’ meditation practice. Dayan Qigong includes several sets of 64 movements and also warm-up exercises, acupressure massage, and meditation.

Each of the most ancient qigongs imitates some of the movements of an animal venerated for its virtues. Dayan ("Wild Goose") Qigong includes flying, fluttering movements which help open the acupuncture meridians. Wild geese are loyal to each other; they mate for life. They teach us the value of a wider community: by flying in a flock, they minimize wind resistance, creating uplift for each other. They share responsibilities: when the lead bird tires it rotates back into formation and another goose flies to the point position. They also take care of each other: if a bird gets sick and drops out of formation, two others follow it and stay with it until it dies or is able to fly again.