Taijiquan Fundamentals for Health, Vitality and Longevity
Join Jose Vega Saturday mornings at 9am to improve your energy levels and health through the postures and movement of Taijiquan.
Students will learn postures and movement patterns that form the basis of all Taijiquan as well as begin to learn the Chen Style Taijiquan 18 movements form.
Loose fitting clothing is best worn for training. A simple t-shirt and kung fu pants ensures optimal movement. If you do not have kung fu pants, any loose fitting pair of pants will do. Sweat pants and other baggy athletic pants work well.
This class is now included in Imagine's discounted weekly group sessions!
WHAT IS TAIJI? (太極拳)
Taijiquan or Tai Chi as it is now commonly known is a form of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts. It is an ancient system of movement and mental focus designed to develop the body, mind, and spirit. Taiji(太極) is most often translated to Supreme Ultimate and quan(拳) translates to mean Fist. Traditional Taijiquan training often included empty hand forms, weapon forms, pushing hands, and Qigong(氣功).
With a focus on human biomechanics and physiology, training begins with the principles of posture and basic movement patterns. Followed by the practicing of slow movement sequences. Develop the body, cultivate the mind.
Taijiquan strengthens the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia, while improving flexibility, coordination, and balance. Taijiquan cultivates peace of mind and is often considered moving meditation.