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The Way Of Tai Chi

ai chi is a Chinese art with a history dating back thousands of years. The movements are graceful, the tempo is slow and the benefits are great. It is the one form of exercise in which you should not use outward strength or force in your movements.

Tai Chi is practiced in a meditative state to induce physical and mental relaxation, self awareness and sensitivity all of which promote spiritual awareness and harmony. The moves develop flexibility, balance, strength, co-ordination, skeletal alignment and body linkage. The slow twisting and torquing movements of the torso massage the internal organs, thereby improving their function. With the focusing of the mind combined with precise and co-ordinated movement, your natural internal energy is stimulated and spread throughout the body. Finally the flowing and natural movement teaches the mind to just ‘Be’. It is said that if one moves with grace and balance, one begins to live with grace and balance.
mprovement depends not on outer strength, but inner awareness. Behind every tai chi movement is the philosophy of yin and yang. In the Western world, exercise concentrates on outer movements and the development of the physical body. On the other hand, tai chi develops both the mind and the body. It embodies a philosophy that not only promotes health but also can be applied to every aspect of daily life.

ai chi emphasises the development of the whole person, promoting personal growth in all areas of life. Consequently, the study of tai chi would not only enhance a persons relationship with their fellow man, it would enhance their career and their quality of life as well as providing a philosophy that would benefit them for the rest of their lives, regardless of their social standing, colour , creed or chosen career path.

Eventually, after years of practicing tai chi, you will gradually feel that every movement of tai chi is a movement of the universe. The separation between mind, body and spirit will begin to disappear, as you attain ‘oneness’.

ai Chi workshops are designed to give the individual student a basic understanding of the practice of Tai Chi, along with meditation and relaxation techniques that compliment the practice. They are taught in friendly co-operation with Tai Chi Master Lance Sullen.

ance lives and works in the Midlands and has been involved in

Chinese and Japanese martial arts for over thirty years.

He is a registered instructor of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program, whilst also being a YMCA qualified Fitness Instructor.

Lance has a black belt in Shotokan Karate and teaches for Leicestershire County Council at local Colleges.

ourses are held over a weekend and as part of a larger Retreat program,

Students are provided with short course manuals and on successful completion of the course certificates are awarded.

Please email me if you require more information.