In Chinese philosophy and medicine there exists the concept of Chi, a vital force that animates the body. One of the avowed aims of Tai Chi is to foster the circulation of this Chi within the body. The belief being that by doing so the health and vitality of the person are enhanced. This Chi circulates in patterns that are close related to the nervous and vascular system and thus the notion is closely connected with that of the practice of acupuncture and other oriental healing arts. Another aim of practice is to foster a calm and tranquil mind, focused on the precise execution of these exercises. Learning to do them correctly provides a practical avenue for learning about such things as balance, alignment, fine-scale motor control, rhythm of movement, the genesis of movement from the body's vital center, and so on. Thus the practice of Tai Chi can in some measure, contribute to being able to better stand, walk, move, and run in other spheres of life as well. Furthermore the meditative nature of the exercises is calming and relaxing in and of itself.
You start with learning the basic postures and movements, then progress into the forms. We start you with the Yang style 1st Section of the traditional pattern and progress into the form as students are capable.