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.

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.

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