Tai Chi

2 Apr 2019 by Chris Dunkerley in: Groups
Return to Tai Chi....from Friday 7 August, at new time of 9:30am.
There will be restrictions based on a CovidSafe plan to ensure your safety in our group activity. Come to Elizabeth Street entrance. Please use sanitiser on arrival and personally distance at all times, plus bring your own water bottle if needed. Other CovidSafe practices apply!

Tai Chi & Qigong

On resumption - Each Friday (during school terms only) – 9:30am to 10:30 am   Gold coin donation for charity.  

Held in our Church building. Started in 2015, during our first full year, ie. 2016, we attracted between 14 and 22 people each day, who enjoyed the sessions.

This has continued onto 2020 (with the break for Covid-19) as Heather and her helpers lead us through the movements. You would also be welcome to join us!

No binding commitment required, just come when you can – many have holidays or other things to do . Our leader Heather would love to introduce you to her activity.

Both women and men join in, so you are invited to come along and try it out!

To help, when you can't get to our group or it is in recess - keep up your Tai Chi:

Video: 10 minute morning Qi Gong exercises:

https://youtu.be/Ac08kMK-dyI

Video: Shibashi standing (2 mins):

https://youtu.be/t7Hm9_SMg0E

Video: Another 10 minute morning start the day

https://youtu.be/nLnT25Q9tSU

Video: Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Set 1 (23 mins) - by Master Wing Cheung

https://youtu.be/aAwbJ9MO91I

Video: Five element Quigong (12 mins) https://youtu.be/_6Y8QSVyYhM

 Video: Five minutes a day introduction https://youtu.be/cEOS2zoyQw4

Follow the imagery below to help learn the Lotus movements

The Lotus

Lotus movements Video: Follow the movements and say these words ..

The Emperor comes to the pagoda at the edge of the water, and watches as a gentle breeze rustles the leaves

He looks down the lake, and sees a turtle treading water

Nearby  a snow rabbit is digging in the thawed earth

Across the lake a young maiden scoops up water, and sprinkles it on the earth

A lotus plant puts down its roots

and sends up a beautiful flower

The wise man in the village tests the wind in the east, and he tests the wind in the west

The Emperor lifts the sky

then presses the earth

he gathers energy from the earth

As he looks across the lake he sees a while crane spread its wings in the morning sun

The snow rabbit still digs the earth

A gentle breeze is rustling the leaves

and day has begun!

This group is part of our UUFIT Program: We aim to unite ourselves and others in our community through friendship, fitness, fun, interests, information, insight - for physical, spiritual, and mental health.