Tag: Tai Chi

Summertime Tai Chi

It’s summer now, and we all know what that means— hot! It’s the perfect time to learn Tai Chi in the cool comfort of the SaddleBrooke One Fitness Center. Why not give Tai Chi a try? Each class is $10. Beginning class: Tuesday 9:05–10:05 a.m. Advanced class: Saturdays 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Intermediate class: Saturdays 12:30–1:30…

Inner and outer art of Tai Chi

Tai Chi is well known for its beautiful flowing movements and many health benefits. Less well known is the inner component of Tai Chi that makes the smooth peaceful flow and many health benefits possible. Most teachers start by teaching beginning students the physical postures and sequence with minimal, if any, instruction in the inner…

Keep active and moving with Tai Chi

Even if we can’t do all the physical activities we used to do, Tai Chi offers a gentler option for moving, stretching and strengthening the body. Tai Chi engages the entire body with gentle, flowing movements which increase circulation of both the blood and lymph, helping to clear the waste products of our metabolism from…

Tai Chi – the perfect exercise

  Carol Emerson Tai Chi has grown in popularity throughout the world as science continues to validate centuries old claims that it benefits health, well-being and longevity. Typified by slow, focused, gentle movements Tai Chi builds strength using the body’s own weight and reduces stress with deep, easy breathing. Tai Chi is good for our…

Nourish the body and mind with Tai Chi

Carol Emerson I keep seeing the term “self-care” in magazine articles, books and social media these days and I’m really loving it. Of course, most of us pay very little attention to caring for ourselves; most of our effort goes to caring for others – spouses, children, grandchildren, even the house gets a lot of…

Tai Chi and arthritis

  Carol Emerson Lately, I’ve been learning first-hand how tai chi can help with arthritis. I turned 70 and as many of you may have experienced, things can start to go awry. Well, it seems I have some arthritis! And one thing I’ve found is that doing tai chi, especially the exercise we call “tai…

Tai Chi – it’s good for what ails you!

  Carol Emerson Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise consisting of a series of individual dance-like movements that flow smoothly from one to another in a sequence. When it is performed, Tai Chi integrates elements of movement, mind, and breath, making it a mind-directed moving exercise. All movements involve weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing stances, correct…

Tai Chi

  Carol Emerson Black belts Carol and Ken Emerson are proud to announce the promotion of nine students in their belt ranking system. Promotions are based on a student’s accomplishment in the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association core curriculum, which consists of the three internal martial arts of Tai Chi Chuan, XingYi Chuan and BaGua…

Tai Chi for health and wellness

  Carol Emerson Tai Chi is practiced all over the world but it is not always easy to find a class that is convenient. It just couldn’t be more convenient than right here in SaddleBrooke! Your instructors are third degree black belts, certified through the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association (www.chingyikungfu.com). Tai Chi is well…

Beginning Tai Chi Class

  Carol Emerson We are very happy to announce the addition of a weekday beginning Tai Chi class to the schedule. The class will be on Tuesdays from 9:05-10:05 a.m. Hope you can come. Tai Chi has always been a key component of Chinese health and fitness practices. With its gentle movements and meditative aspects,…