Tai Chi and Qigong work on the body in a holistic way where physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual health are seen as ‘one’. There are three main aspects to training; posture and alignment of the body through powerful movement, deep diaphragmatic breathing, and awareness, also described as intention and focus.
This page provides the general health and wellbeing benefits that can be found when practicing Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation regularly and accurately. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, physical and mental health are approached from a holistic viewpoint, rather than one specific cause of disease, symptom and treatment. However as we live in a Western world, and most students are under treatment of Western medicine, we have noted the common names of conditions.
As a Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation instructor, Nicola is not qualified to give medical advice and asks new students to seek permission from their Doctor before commencing an exercise programme.
The NHS Tai Chi network is designed to share knowledge for patient rehab in the NHS. Visit www.networks.nhs.uk
This is also a great article on the health benefits of Tai Chi practice to read over.
- Tai Chi and Qigong for Injury Recovery
- Improving Health Naturally
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Travel with Hope – A Parkinson’s Disease Interview
- Fall Prevention and Improving Balance
- Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
- Tai Chi and Qigong for Ehlers Danlos
- Living with Ehlers Danlos
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Heart Failure
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Depression and Anxiety and Here
- Chronic Pain
- Ankloysing Spondylitis
- Benefits of Smiling
- Psoas Muscle
- Correct Knee Alignment
- Immune System
- Parasympathetic Nervous System
- Smile into the Organs
- Standing Practice
- Ankle and Knee Joints
- Physical Symmetry in your Training
- Tai Chi Increases Brain Size
- Tai Chi and Qigong during Pregnancy
- Breathing for Better Health
- Internal Organ Health
- Tai Chi and Compassion
- The Learning Process between Eastern & Western Cultures
- The Three Major Areas of Physiological Mechanisms initiated and enhanced by Qi Gong Practice.
For new students, please note we are not in a position to neither discuss your medical history, nor comment on any on-going medical issues, injuries, complaints or conditions you may have.
As with all medical conditions, injuries and/or ill-health, please consult with your Doctor prior to starting a class. Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation are not a replacement for conventional medical treatment. All students are required to complete a medical history form prior to joining a class.