Tai Chi, which originated in China as a martial art, is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Tai Chi is sometimes referred to as "moving meditation"—practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently, and with awareness, while breathing deeply.
The Cedar Park Tai Chi + curriculum is fluid to meet student interests and learning style. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. This class will introduce qi gong (breathing), taiji walking exercise, and movements from the foundations of Yang-style 24-step form. We discuss proper technique and martial applications to give you a more comprehensive understanding of the form. Be comfortable — wear loose pants and light weight, soft-sole shoes are great. Keep in mind Tai Chi builds your body awareness because it asks you to consciously move your eyes, hands, arms, waist, and legs all at once — no easy task! Don't let yourself get frustrated, just try to get a hang of what you can.
Here is a link to what the Mayo Clinic has to say about the health benefits of Tai Chi.
Our extended curriculum covers the Kung Fu Tan Tui exercises, and both traditional and modern Chinese weapons forms.
Here is a high level Tai Chi practitioner demonstrating Yang family 24-step form on YouTube.