Tai Chi in Lincoln

Do you want to try some gentle exercise without dripping with sweat, and the loud music? Our teachers with over 45 years experience between them, have been supplying classes and workshops, for Chi Kung and Tai Chi in Lincoln since 1996. 

Here follows some general information about our classes.

What Is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi (pronounced “tie-chee”) is a combination of physical exercise, theoretical study, internal alchemy and philosophy that has developed over hundreds of years in China.

Actually, Tai Chi is a form of Chi Kung (Chinese remedial and therapeutic exercise) that emphasises the correct use of the body and breath.

Originally Tai Chi was developed as a martial art. Today it is generally seen more as a healing art. In fact, both are inextricably linked.

As a martial art it can be formidable, which is why, traditionally, advanced knowledge of the art was veiled in secrecy and only passed on to students ready for the responsibility.

The Benefits of Regular Practice

If practised properly, Tai Chi can serve to unblock the body’s energy channels, improve Qi (vital energy) and blood circulation, regulate organ function and increase the amount of Qi available. As a result of its calming effect, regular practice can transform our reaction to everyday circumstances and change our perceptions of reality by fostering a positive consciousness.

Tai Chi teaches us how to use our bodies in the most bio-mechanically efficient manner in order to produce maximum results from minimum efforts. It develops a relaxed alertness of body, mind and spirit. It can make our bodies pliable and more able to sustain physical injury.

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What is involved in the Practice of Tai Chi?

Practice of the ‘form’ which, in the case of Yang family Tai Chi, contains 108 steps.

Pushing hands, which is the application of the movements learnt within the practice of the form and the further development of sensitivity. By the refined and infinitesimal differentiation of yin and yang one learns to ‘use the force of four ounces to repel a thousand pounds’.

Application of the movements within the form.

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Terminology & Pronunciation

There are two main forms of translating Chinese Wade Giles and Pinyin.

Tai Chi or more correctly "T'ai Chi" (pronounced tie chee), Wade Giles is written Taijiquan in Pinyin.

Similarly Chi Kung (pronounced chee gung), Wade Giles is written Qigong in Pinyin.

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