Tai Chi Easter Course in Cornwall 2020

St Just Sports Centre, Cape Cornwall Road, St Just, TR19 7JX

  • £40 per day (pay on the day)
  • book a full week for £175 and save £25 (pay in advance)

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The Tai Chi Easter Course is open to everyone from beginner level to advanced students and is suitable for both men and women of all ages. Over the week we will be going into the exercises we do in the evening classes in more depth and there will also be plenty of experienced students from our clubs around the country to work with.

A typical day starts with warming up exercises followed by Tao Yin or deep breathing. This activates the Dantian or lower cauldron where our internal energy is stored. We then do a partner exercise which helps the energy to travel along the spine and circulate throughout the entire body. The morning is usually reserved for the Tiaowu or Tai Chi dance form which is a flowing sequence of movements. We call this a more Yang form because it involves more movement including jumping and sweeping down close to the ground. We start with very simple movements then as your ability increases you progress to the more advanced sequences.

We have a break in the morning for tea and then move on to partner exercises. We break for lunch from 1-2pm. In the afternoon we do some Qigong which helkps to ipen up the energy channels and gives you a boost for the afternoon session. We will be doing some more partner work including Yifu Shou (sticky hands) and various other exercises designed to help us understand the differences between physical and energetic types of exercises.

At the end of the class we concentrate on the Tai Chi form which is the oldest form of Tai Chi exercise, it helps to improve your concentration and focus.