Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes for adults looking to improve their mood, lower levels of depression, stress, and anxiety. This is a free exercise referral programme for anyone who is or has suffered from mental distress, all welcome.
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention to open blockages in the body based on the same meridian system used in acupuncture. The movements are fairly easy to learn and allow access to everyone. To begin to benefit from Qigong you do not have to be fit, you don’t have to be flexible; you don’t even have to be able to stand up.
Tai chi’s gentle, non-jarring movements support bodily functions in three basic ways:
Tai chi trains the major ligaments that serve as the springs of the body. Anatomically, the human body is kept upright by ligaments, not bones, as is commonly believed. Ligaments are also critical in keeping your internal organs from impinging on each other and thereby downgrading their functions.
Tai chi tones the muscles.
Tai chi trains biomechanical alignments, which enables the bones and internal organs to withstand the forces of gravity that pull on all the other parts of your anatomy attached to them.
Classes start at 1:45 and last for 1 hour every Wednesday at the Damilola Taylor Centre, 1 East Surrey Grove in Peckham SE15 SE6.
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