Tai Chi & Qigong

Tai Chi at Studio Yoga

Tai Chi with  Eric Lang

Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Adult Tai Chi Reference

Pay with your All Class Pass, SYM Membership Wellness Pass or

Drop In: $20 * Set of 5:$95 * Set of 10: $182

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Tai Chi or Taiji (translated “Grand Ultimate”) is a martial art which has been practiced

for hundreds of years. Characterized by it’s soft and mindful movement, Tai Chi is credited with promoting good health and well-being.

In class, we explore the Beijing 24 posture Yang-style form. This style concentrates practice which fosters greater mind-body awareness and overall relaxation. It is the focus of Yang-style Tai Chi’s core elements which delivers the benefits of improved balance and stability, coordination, strength, circulation, and mental acuity. Practice of Tai Chi also helps in reducing stiffness and inflammation, risk of fall and injury, and helps to alleviate the effects of depression, fibromyalgia, and Parkinson’s disease, among many others.

As a result of Tai Chi’s many benefits, a number of healthcare organizations such as the National Institute of Health, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Harvard Medical have studied and acknowledged the benefits of this martial art practice. In turn, we find an increasing number of hospital and health care providers featuring Tai Chi as part of their Integrative Medicine programs for healing, recovery and long-term wellness.

We welcome beginners as well as seasoned students, and encourage you to join us in this gentle exercise. As with any exercise, please consult your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.



Qigong at Studio Yoga

 with  Eric Lang

Sundays 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pay with your All Class Pass, SYM Membership Wellness Pass or

Drop In: $20 * Set of 5:$95 * Set of 10: $182

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Beginning Oct 21 – Nov 18,

pre-registration required

Qigong (chi-kung) is an ancient Chinese system that integrates bodily movements, breathing techniques and focused intention to improve wellness. Translated it means “Energy Work” and is a holistic system of coordinating mind, breath, body and spirit to help cultivate and balance one’s “Qi” or life energy.
Practice of qigong assists the body’s natural healing process and circulatory system through a combination of dynamic, static, and meditative exercises. Benefits achieved with regular practice include improving improve overall wellness and alleviating systemic inflammation, hypertension, pain, and depression.
Qigong is also easily adapted for those who may be chair bound or challenged by limitations which prohibit prolonged standing.

 

The Physiology of Tai Chi and QiGong.

 

REFERENCE – Articles on the benefits of Tai Chi:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265507.php
http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/a-z/tai-chi-and-chi-gong
http://www.prevention.com/health/brain-health/health-benefits-tai-chi
http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-health-benefits-of-tai-chi
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/06/ask-well-what-are-the-benefits-of-tai-chi
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18487899
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0912611
http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/43/11/845