Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part

Focus: Taiji Breathing (Reverse Abdominal Breathing)
TCM Time Course

Sundays 12:00-1:00PM EDT | 5-week course | August 2nd-30th, 2020

  • Learn to calm your mind and relax your body with Tai Chi
  • Practice gentle breathing, stretching and strengthening movements
  • Improve your flexibility and balance as well as your mood and sleep
  • 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 form will be taught—Taiji breathing (Reverse Abdominal Breathing) will be emphasized in-depth*

August 2020

Introduction to Taiji Qigong (Primary Set) & Reverse Abdominal Breathing

Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part (#10-22 of 22 movements):

  • 9. Lift Hands to the Up Posture
  • 10. The Crane Spreads Its Wings
  • 11. Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 12. Play the Guitar
  • 13. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 14. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Right
  • 15. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 16. Play the Guitar
  • 17. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 18. Twist Body and Circle the Fist
  • 19. Step Forward, Deflect Downward, Parry and Punch
  • 20. Seal Tightly
  • 21. Embrace the Tiger and Return to the Mountain
  • 22. Close Taiji
  • Review and Conclusion

Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part

Focus: Taiji Breathing (Normal Abdominal Breathing)
TCM Time Course

Sundays 12:00-1:00PM EDT | 4-week course | July 5th-26th, 2020

  • Learn to calm your mind and relax your body with Tai Chi
  • Practice gentle breathing, stretching and strengthening movements
  • Improve your flexibility and balance as well as your mood and sleep
  • 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 form will be taught—Taiji breathing (Normal Abdominal Breathing) will be emphasized in-depth*

July 2020

Introduction to Taiji Qigong (Primary Set) & Normal Abdominal Breathing

Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part (#1-10 of 22 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

Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part

Focus: Taiji Coiling
TCM Time Course

Sundays 12:00-1:00PM EDT | 4-week course | June 7th-28th, 2020

  • Learn to calm your mind and relax your body with Tai Chi
  • Practice gentle breathing, stretching and strengthening movements
  • Improve your flexibility and balance as well as your mood and sleep
  • 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 form will be taught—coiling will be emphasized in-depth*

June 2020

Introduction to Taiji Qigong (Primary Set) & Coiling

Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part (22 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
  • 11. Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 12. Play the Guitar
  • 13. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 14. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Right
  • 15. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 16. Play the Guitar
  • 17. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 18. Twist Body and Circle the Fist
  • 19. Step Forward, Deflect Downward, Parry and Punch
  • 20. Seal Tightly
  • 21. Embrace the Tiger and Return to the Mountain
  • 22. Close Taiji

Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part

Focus: Introduction
TCM Time Course

Saturdays 12:45-1:45PM EDT | 5-week course | May 2nd-30th, 2020

  • Learn to calm your mind and relax your body with Tai Chi
  • Practice gentle breathing, stretching and strengthening movements
  • Improve your flexibility and balance as well as your mood and sleep
  • The Yang Style Tai Chi Sequence (Traditional Long Form—108 movements) is commonly practiced for relaxation and numerous health benefits
  • You will learn the complete first part of the form which comprises 22 movements

May 2020

Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part (22 movements)

Week 1: Tai Chi 13 Postures (Peng) and Movements #1-3

  • Introduction to Taiji 13 Postures (Peng) & Tai Chi
  • 1. Beginning Taiji
  • 2. Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail: Right
  • 3. Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail: Left

Week 2: Movements #4-7

  • 4. Ward off (Peng)
  • 5. Rollback (Lǚ)
  • 6. Press (Ji)
  • 7. Push Forward (An)

Week 3: Movements #8-10

  • 8. Single Whip
  • 9. Lift Hands to the Up Posture
  • 10. The Crane Spreads Its Wings

Week 4: Movements #11-17

  • 11. Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 12. Play the Guitar
  • 13. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 14. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Right
  • 15. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 16. Play the Guitar
  • 17. Twist Body, Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left

Week 5: Movements #18-22

  • 18. Twist Body and Circle the Fist
  • 19. Step Forward, Deflect Downward, Parry and Punch
  • 20. Seal Tightly
  • 21. Embrace the Tiger and Return to the Mountain
  • 22. Close Taiji
  • Conclusion and Review Complete First Part

Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part Courses

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The 1st part of Yang style Tai Chi sequence consists of 22 movements that will help you improve your breathing and coordination

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Course 4:
Taiji Breathing (Reverse Abdominal Breathing)
TCM Time | Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part Course
August 2020 (5 weeks)
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Course 3:
Taiji Breathing (Normal Abdominal Breathing)
TCM Time | Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part Course
July 2020 (4 weeks)
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Course 2:
Taiji Coiling
TCM Time | Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part Course
June 2020 (4 weeks)
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Course 1:
Introduction
TCM Time | Tai Chi Sequence—1st Part Course
May 2020 (5 weeks)
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