Tai Chi & Qigong
Our taiji (tai chi) & qigong practise focuses on the integration of body and mind through a movement-based modality that is ancient in concept yet modern in application. Classes are tailored to assist students to improve balance, increase joint mobility, calm the mind and improve vital energy (qi or chi) flow. We teach the 21 movement Wuji I Liq Chuan (infinite mind strength form) along with ‘bite size’ key movement patterns. This form is similar to Taiji in appearance and is geared towards linking the body and mind, improving vital energy flow though the body. We have several classes specialising in this area of Kung Fu
Qi is commonly translated as meaning ‘vital energy’. Gong is 'work'. The practice of qigong is the cultivation of our internal energy through the practice of physical movement harmonised with breath and mind. At Mindfulness in Motion we look at qi as being a combination of the air we breathe, the food we eat, the energy we receive from the sun, our thoughts and our blood. The practice of qigong then is the work we do to calm our mind, improve our circulation and better understand the physical functioning of our bodies. Our qigong is gentle on the body and works to help the practitioner harmonise their body and mind. It holds many similarities to the practice of hatha yoga though is predominantly practiced while on our feet. The real beauty of qigong is that you can practice anywhere anytime.
"In movement find stillness"