Tai Chi For the Living Room (For Class Schedules Look: HERE)

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Tai Chi for the Living Room is a comprehensive therapeutic exercise system that combines integrated physical movement, mental cultivation and regulated breathing. This activity is designed to guide and induce the free flow of energy Qi throughout the body, maintaining the harmony of Yin and Yang, which promotes health and a greater sense of well being.
Tai Chi for the Living Room increases vitality, impacts positively to improve medical conditions and in this way will improve and prolong the quality of life.
Tai Chi for the Living Room is designed to strengthen different internal organs and their corresponding body systems. Specific benefits include building up the body's immune system and regenerative capacity. It can therefore aid quicker recovery from illness and create a sense of well being.
These exercises once learned can also bring about:

  • increased muscular efficiency and coordination
  • improved breathing and blood flow
  • greater flexibility
  • a higher level of internal balance and harmony and
  • improved immune system.

The basic Tai Chi for the Living Room form, including the fundamental principles, can be learned by virtually anyone in 20 hours of class time. Afterwards, you will feel and experience 'real' tai chi. With consistent, correct practice, Tai Chi for the Living Room leaves you warm, relaxed and gently stimulated. In time, the mind has a stillness and clarity rarely experienced with other forms of exercise. Calmness eventually overtakes the whole body, leaving you less stressed and more refreshed at the end of the day. Tai Chi for the Living Room is designed to provide the student with all the health-giving benefits people expect to receive when studying other forms of taichi (24, 36, 42, 88, 108), but in 1/10 the time or less.

If you've ever quit studying tai chi because you couldn't wait years to reap the benefits of your labor, then Tai Chi for the Living Room is for you.

Tai Chi for the Living Room will:

  • stimulate the internal organs,
  • gently exercise the body,
  • calm the nervous system
  • and mobilize the joints.
Plus, it requires only one meter of space!

Tai Chi for the Living Room helps to develop harmony with the world on a physical, mental, emotional and ultimately, spiritual level.

Tai Chi For The Living Room : Level I

  • Grounding
  • Posture and Alignment
  • Breathing and Stress
  • The Power of Intent
  • Releasing Resistance and Allowing Change
  • Qigong for Energy and Health
  • Yin and Yang Shifting
  • Circle Hands
  • The Tai Chi for the Living Room Form
Shift and Spin (Side to Side)

All unity movement comes from the earth, is distributed through the legs, directed by the waist and expressed in the hands. Shifting the weight and turning the waist is the most fundamental movement of all Tai Chi forms. This exercise prepares us for all movement where total unity of the body is required.

Stand with the feet about one and one-half the width of your shoulders. Both feet should be pointed straight ahead. Sink down, bending both knees. Begin to twist the waist 45 degrees to the left and 45 degrees to the right in a soft, consistent rhythm. Slowly begin to shift your weight to the left foot as you turn to the left and shift your weight to the right foot as you turn to the right.

Allow the arms to hang freely as you shift and spin. Relaxing the shoulders completely will allow the arms to spin around the body in such a way that the hands will touch your body.

Shift the weight by softly letting go of the tension in the leg of the direction you wish to shift and turn into. If you are shifting to the left, relax the left leg. This allows gravity to pull you to the left, rather than you pushing yourself to the left with your right leg.

Continue this practice to both sides. Make sure the head is not moving up and down during the practice and that your feet remain flat to the floor and pointed directly to the front.

Shift and Spin (Front to Back)

Following the same procedure as shift and spin side to side, stand in a forward position with 70 % of your weight on the forward foot. The feet should be about the width of your hips; front foot pointed straight to the front and the back foot turned out 45 degrees.

Turning 90 Degrees

Turning 180 Degress

Tai Chi For the Living Room Form Pattern (shift and spin)

  1. Begin facing South
  2. Turn 90 degrees to face East
  3. Turn 180 degrees to face West
  4. Turn 90 degrees to face South
  5. Turn 180 degrees to face North
  6. Turn 90 degrees to face West
  7. Turn 180 degrees to face East
  8. Turn 90 degrees to face North
  9. Turn 180 degrees to face South
  10. Turn 180 degrees to face North
  11. Turn 90 degrees to face East
  12. Turn 180 degrees to face West
  13. Turn 90 degrees to face North
  14. Turn 180 degrees to face South
  15. Turn 90 degrees to face West
  16. Turn 180 degrees to face East
  17. Turn 90 degrees to face South
  18. Finish Facing South

Tai Chi For the Living Room: Level II

  • The Yin Yang Form - concentrates on creating clear distinctions between yin and yang and drawing energy from heaven and earth.
  • The Grounding Form - Specific exercises are used to help with grounding and rooting, including several pushing exercises.
  • The Qi Emitting Form - Learning to manipulate the cultivated Qi during the form.
  • Five Element Postures:
  • Earth: Circle Hands
  • Metal: Parting the horse's mane
  • Water: Brush Knee
  • Wood: Golden Roster Stands on One Leg
  • Fire: Lady Caries the Shuttle

Tai Chi For the Living Room: Level III

  • The Tendon Activation Form
  • The Dan Tien Form
  • The Five Element Healing Form
  • The Bone Marrow Form

Class Registration

For information or registration, call: 704.907.5735

Class Time & Location:

Tai Chi for the Living Room
Tuesday and Thursday
1505 S. Main St Kannaplois, NC
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