Stillness in Movement
Taichi is one of the rich cultural heritages of China. Together with Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine which has provided the major preventive therapy for thousands of years.
Taichi movements derive from martial arts practices, but have developed as a uniquely gentle series of exercises that combine grace with strength, tranquility with alertness, and concentration with constant flow.
The practice of Taichi has proved highly beneficial for general physical health, especially the circulatory system and respiratory system. It can lower cholesterol level, improve spinal and general posture and suppleness. It also has a powerfully relaxing effect, inducing balance and a general sense of spiritual well-being.
Most of the movements are based on self-defense. You are not learning self-defense as such, but you will receive the basic ideas and do it in a slow motion.