Tai Chi is a life style that conveys love for oneself and others. It 'a form of active meditation whose purpose is to connect the individual with the universe focusing and adjusting the flow of Qi (vital energy).
Tai Chi - Qi Gong Classes
With Master An Zuo - Enzo Bordi - every Thursday from 18.30 to 20.00
Tai Chi is a styled martial art that improves our health, harmonizing our breath with the breath of all human beings, of nature, earth and sky. It brings us back to the original Oneness. This art is based on the philosophy of Lao Tze where the soft and light overcome the still and hard and where the answer to aggression is that of an aware surrender. For its characteristics it’s also called the battle with the shadow (our own shadow). Aligning, centring, balancing and harmonizing are the qualities which develop from the synthesis of opposite forces (Yin/Yang) changing like the seasons, natural like the elements of earth and vital like the breath and the heart beat.
Qi Gong means practising with Qi (Energy). physical exercises and mind approach are coordinated with the breathing. It helps to relieve tension and joint pains, invigorates internal organs and creates a sense of serenity and wellbeing. In the Tai Chi course held at Anshin Zen Center, we practice basic Yang Style with exercises from Wudang forms.People practicing Tai Chi report improvements in the posture, in the articulation of neck, arms and legs, in the muscle tone, a better blood circulation and better breathing.
Anybody can practice Tai Chi Chuan because it improves bone and muscle structure by applying the correct postures and making slow and round movements meant to relax, stretch and release tension.
This technique is also called “the long life technique” as it strengthens the immune system and prevents sickness. It has also been recognised for slowing down the ageing process. The deep and slow breathing from the diaphragm reinforces the amount of oxygen reaching the cells, reduces the frequency of the heart beat and releases tension in the body. This practice helps maintaining the body young and agile reinforcing the elasticity of the body as well as of the mind togheter with good mood and sociability, offering a new and healthier approach to life.
Morning Tai Chi - Qi Gong
with Annamaria Gyoetsu Epifanìa, for everyone.
Every Monday and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:45
Morning Tai Chi - Qi Gong is a gentle and attentive approach to the body. It works on centering body posture through a guided meditation of awareness that embraces all levels of the body, with exercises for a proper breathing and an aligned body and mind. The loosening that it ensues results in body and mind flexibility and tone. Each exercise of Tai Chi - Qi Gong, when it is practiced with continuity and consciousness, it becomes a powerful form of self-healing.
Continuity in practice helps to improve posture, joints of the neck, arms, legs, muscle tone, peripheral circulation of the blood, breathing. The awareness of the importance of every gesture helps to relieve the pain, revitalizes the internal organs and triggers a deep sense of well-being and serenity. Tai Chi is integrated with the study of Qi Gong. Qi Gong means practicing with the Qi (energy): physical exercises and mindset are coordinated with the breath. By connecting the psychic energy with the surrounding energy, the human being is ever more aware of being an integral part of the Universe.