Tai Chi Ball & Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part
Focus: Movements #1-10 (Open to All Levels)
TCM Time Course
November 3rd-December 15th, 2020 | 7-week course | Tuesdays 7:00-8:00PM EDT
- Boost your immune system and build a stronger core with Tai Chi Ball Qigong
- Develop your body connection to the ball circling, rotating and coiling movements—a Qigong practice with profound results for Tai Chi
- The Yang Style Tai Chi Sequence (Traditional Long Form—108 movements) is commonly practiced for relaxation and numerous health benefits
- The first part of the Tai Chi Sequence (#1-10 of 22 movements) will be emphasized in-depth in this 7-week course
- Students will learn how to adopt the Tai Chi Ball Qigong (Circling) principles into their Tai Chi training
Tai Chi is a sequence of postures connected by flowing movement, practiced with focused breathing and a calm mind—a type of moving meditation. Practicing Tai Chi regularly can reduce stress, increase energy, balance, and flexibility, and ease symptoms of many health problems such as high blood pressure, asthma, back pain, and arthritis.
Tai Chi Ball is a Qigong training that is an invaluable part of Tai Chi practice as it builds the softness and strength of the body structure following the roundness of the ball. This training can also strengthen the torso, condition the muscles, and increase physical power.
Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part (#1-10 of 22 total movements)
Introduction to Tai Chi Ball (Circling) Warm-up
Application to Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part (#1-10 of 22 total movements):
- 1. Beginning Taiji
- 2. Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail: Right
- 3. Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail: Left
- 4. Ward off (Peng)
- 5. Rollback (Lǚ)
- 6. Press (Ji)
- 7. Push Forward (An)
- 8. Single Whip
- 9. Lift Hands to the Up Posture
- 10. The Crane Spreads Its Wings
- Review and Conclusion
- All courses are hosted live on Zoom. Join directly from your browser or download Zoom app for a better experience.
- All classes will also be recorded with approximately 50:50 recording time and interaction.
- Students will not appear in the videos but voices may occasionally be recorded.
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- After registration you will receive a unique password for each individual course.
- Only one registration is needed per household; family members can share the same login info and membership.
- Minimum required enrollment to run the course is 12 persons. Students will be notified of any cancellations prior to the course date and will be offered a full refund or transfer.
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Tai Chi Ball Qigong Courses
Boost your immune system and build a stronger core through developing your body connection to the ball circling, rotating and coiling movements
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*Please note: The Tai Chi Ball course below will be moved to the
Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part category to avoid any confusion in the future.