Tai Chi practice encourages you to let go of tension and stress and to develop flexibility, relaxation and softness. It cultivates an awareness of correct posture and the dynamic of balance and stability, and develops a calm and alert mind.
To achieve this, the practice is slow and meditative with periods of holding postures to retrain the body and mind. This also helps you to develop a holistic understanding of your body and an ability to respond intuitively.
As a martial art, Tai Chi creates a natural elegance that is soft and yielding in defence, and swift, accurate and hard in attack. It also retrains the common response to meet force with force by using continuous, rounded and spiralling movements to divert and neutralise an opponent.Join a class