Group or individual Tuition for Taichi and Chinese(mandarin)
I currently live in Chan'an town , Dongguan City , China. I am availabe for tutoring Taichi and Chinese for private single people or groups. If you are in the area of either Dongguan City or Shenzhen City and would like to have Tai Chi or Chinese tuition individually or with a group of your friends or colleagues, at home or in the workplace, please contact me for details.
Introduction to Taichi (Tai ji)
The origins of Taichi (tai ji) can be traced back to the philosophical concept of Ying and Yan, the balance of which is considered by Chinese people to be the key to good health. Taichi, as an example of Chinese traditional exercise, has been gaining popularity worldwide, particularly in recent decades. There are many reasons for this popularity but perhaps the main reason is that the practice of Taichi can help people profoundly improve both their physical and mental health.
"How can Taichi improve my heath?" some may well ask. I would answer that question in three ways. Firstly, Taichi as a form of physical exercise is obvious enough, but it has very specific features which cannot be found in other systems. Almost all Taichi movements are a way of tuning meridians of Ying and Yan and a means to remove any blocks within those meridians ( within Taichi, it is considered that the imbalance of Ying and Yan can start from a blockage within the meridians). The meridians are believed to protect the circulatory system, improve heart function and to ensure a healthy immune system. Secondly, Taichi utilizes breathing exercise These exercises include techniques of breathing not just from the nose and the mouth but also from a central point, the Dantian, and even through the skin. The purpose behind these exercises is to collect Qi, a form of energy found in our bodies. Put simply, the more Qi we cultivate within ourselves, the stronger and healthier we will be. Thirdly, when we practice Taichi the very process itself will tend to allow our minds to settle into a tranquil state. In this state we can release our stresses, give our minds a chance to rest and to attain a level of tranquillity that would otherwise be difficult to reach. Such a tranquil state of mind can allow the practitioner access to creative forces within that help us cope with difficulties in our lives and open us up to more original solutions to the challenges of life.