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A new group formed in the Moy Valley is hoping to enhance the River Moy as a tourist attraction in Mayo.
Considered for centuries to be the cultural treasure of China, Tai Chi has now become a gift to the entire world.
Mount Falcon Estate in Ballina played host to an historic event organised by the Moy Catchment Association at the end of November.
Tai Chi, known in China as "Taijiquan", is a martial art created more than 450 years ago, combining deep breathing, Wushu movements, and exercises to increase and balance Qi (energy) flow.
Chen style tai chi was created by Chen Wangting, a 17th century royal guard from Chenjiagou village in Wenxian County Henan province. Shrouded in secrecy until the early 20th century, Chen tai chi is now practised widely, not only in China and the far east but throughout the western world.
Tai Chi is a centuries-old Chinese practice designed to exercise the mind and body. It is rooted in Chinese meditation, medicine, and martial arts, and combines mental concentration with slow, controlled movements to focus the mind, challenge the body, and improve the flow of what the Chinese call ‘qi’ - the life energy thought to sustain health and calm the mind.
Chen-style tai chi, which is the oldest form of tai chi and the source of all other major styles, is one of the most popular forms of tai chi in the world today.
For centuries the art of Chen-style tai chi was a very closely-guarded secret of just a small number of families in China. Almost exclusively, parents and teachers alike passed this secret knowledge on to their children. Only in the last century has Chen style tai chi been taught and practised more widely. Tai chi or taijiquan has found its way into major spas, fitness studios, sports training, and performing-arts schools, as well as in community centres all over the world. It has evolved through the ages as a highly refined system of exercise and personal development combined for the body and the mind.
Chi-gong are traditional, simple health and fitness exercises, with easy movements, which create impressive improvements to your health.
The Club House Hotel is the venue for monthly meetings held on the second Monday of each month at 2.30pm. To date there are up to 90 members and new members are always welcome.