Five Animal Play Qigong
‘Rub your tummy’ like the bear, and ‘spread your wings’ like the crane.
This form is based on the movements of the tiger, deer, bear, monkey and crane. Come play and enjoy the grounding of the bear, the grace of the deer, the prowess of the tiger, the humour of the monkey, and the soaring of the bird. The movements cleanse and create space on all levels by stretching the tendons and muscles, and opening the meridians. Chi stimulation is increased by alternating expansion and relaxation, leading to improved blood circulation. Enjoy the mental space created by regular practice of this form.
A great form of mindful movement to promote fitness. All are welcome, suits beginners and advanced alike.
Text Kerry to let her know you’re attending 0425 801 912.
Are you looking for a form of exercise that will calm and uplift your spirit?
Tai Chi reduces high blood pressure and effectively calms the inner chatterbox. It is enjoyable and will help conditions such as arthritis.
“Tai Chi… may safely and effectively be used to treat knee osteoarthritis…Significant improvements have been reported in balance, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular and respiratory function, and reduction of pain, depression, anxiety and arthritic symptoms in a variety of patient populations including KOA.”
– Tai Chi for Treating Knee Osteoarthritis: Designing a Long-term Follow up Randomized Controlled Trial – BMC -Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15 Sept 2008.
Yang style 24 form Tai Chi consists of graceful flowing movements that loosen and limber while improving your circulation and joint mobility. It promotes relaxation through slow, smooth movements practiced with a relaxed mind.
To book your place for term 3, please call reception at Latrobe Health Centre and pay via credit card over the phone on 5222 6868.