Empty Your Mind, Strengthen the Body – Our Tai Chi / Qigong classes are perfect for all ages looking for the mind, body and spiritual benefits Tai Chi / Qigong. exercises and moving meditation. Our classes are a blend of traditional exercises, postures and slow, mindful movement. They integrate traditional Chinese internal martial arts and wellness exercises into a practice for cultivating Qi (energy) within the body. This develops higher levels of awareness in the mind and body. Both Tai Chi and Qigong are practiced for their proven mental and physical health benefits as well as for longevity. We do this to focus our mind, strengthen our body and revitalize our energy.
Qigong / Tai Chi For Seniors!
For seniors, our Tai Chi / Qigong classes are low impact exercises that strengthen the legs, increase balance and regulate blood pressure. For seniors, Tai Chi / Qigong reawakens your senses and awareness. But also, these classes are great for adults of all ages looking to improve the quality of their lives. We have growing group (men and women) who are very passionate about our practice. They are very welcoming to new people and love sharing the practice with others.
Origins of our Qigong / Tai Chi Approach
Our San Clemente / Dana Point Tai Chi / Qigong practice is based largely on the internal principles of the traditional Chinese Taoist internal arts. Our Tai Chi / Qigong incorporate movements and energy work from Tai Chi’s Chen Village – the oldest known family of Tai Chi. Other influences include the soft, energetic elements hidden within a internal, soft approach to the art of Wing Chun (AKA Yong Chun Chuan).
Our Tai Chi / Qigong is non-combative. It works to unify the traditional internal principles of body alignment with a philosophy that embodies the inherent connection between ourselves and the environment.
Tai Chi / Qigong for Peace of Mind!
What if you could operate at a frequency so deep that shallow problems skim right past you? That’s very much possible. The level of calmness The Dragon Institute’s classes offer peace of mind through mental and philosophical applications to modern life. Within each class, there are life-changing lessons that have the ability to revolutionize the way people look at things. Students learn
to look at things in a whole new way…more balanced, simplifying issues, clarifying opportunites, prioritizing tasks,operating in the present, becoming more efficient, confident and self assured, relaxed and calm, focused and aware, and much more!
Everything students learn is in complete harmony with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Students learn powerful healingmovement and preventive medicine using deep breathing, moving meditation, postural healing and energy sensitivity drills to cleanse, balance, and circulate the body’s vital energy (qi). Make no mistake, The Dragon Institute’s classes leadto improved health, vitality and a more relaxed mind and body!
Tai Chi vs. Qigong
Tai Chi is actually martial art which includes fighting movements. Qigong is not a martial art and doesn’t include any fighting movements. Qigong translates as energy work. Our Tai Chi / Qigong classes include Tai Chi concepts and movements but there is no fighting aspects. Therefore, it should be more technically referred to as Qigong (Chi Kung).
Qigong Benefits – Just a few benefits of our practice
- Managing stress, relieving tension and relaxation!
- Restoring energy, vigor and vitality!
- Balancing and strengthening the body
- Low impact strength training for seniors, those with weak or injured parts of their body
- Keeping fit, toned, strong and healthy
- Restoring proper posture to free you from stiffness and pain
- Enhancing your performance levels
- Rehabilitation (physical and mental)
- All ages (men, women, seniors)
In motion the whole body should be light and agile, with all parts of the body linked as if threaded together. – Chang San-Feng (circa 1300 AD)
Our Qigong classes are currently forming. In the meantime, contact us to schedule an intro session.