Take control of your health with Tai chi

Tai chi is a wonderful way to make sure that your body stays in good working order and that your mind is nice and calm.

It is a very ancient Chinese way of exercising that nourishes your body from within by unblocking and improving the flow of Qi in your meridian channels. We are born with our own supply of Qi in our bodies but as we age this nourishing Qi becomes blocked and murky.

When you practice Tai chi we unblock our clogged Qi and promote it’s smooth movement throughout the body. The slow body movements of tai chi open our joints and flex our muscles in a very gentle but effective way.

Your core muscles which support our back are strengthened and our posture and balance are maintained and improved. Your mind becomes calm and relaxed as it focuses on how our body feels throughout the Tai chi routine.

There are an increasing number of studies showing the many health benefits of Tai chi including an improved immune system, better blood pressure control, better sleep quality, improved balance, decreased joint pain.

Tai chi is a low impact exercise and can be practiced by nearly everyone or adjusted to take account of disability or injury. Take up a regular Tai chi practice and make a difference to your health, both mental and physical.

Beginner classes starting in Bearna, Oughterard, Clifden, Westport and Castlebar the second week of January for more information contact: www.connemarataichi.ie

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