Tai Chi So Easy

Why Tai Chi?

Tai Chi movements are slow and rhythmic and deeply relaxing allowing the mind and body to heal. When I began practicing Tai Chi I found that its slow movements also increased a vital energy inside of me. The Chinese relate to energy as the Qi or Chi. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital energy that flows through all things in the universe.

The second word, Gong, pronounced gung means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy. It is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

Qigong

Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others. Practices vary from the soft internal styles such as Tai Chi; to the external, vigorous styles such as Kung Fu. However, the slow gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups.

Alternative Medicine

Like any other system of health care, Qigong is not a panacea, but it is certainly a highly effective health care practice. Many health care professionals recommend Qigong as an important form of alternative complementary medicine.

Great for groups including dental practices and schools. Step outside of your office and breathe the air while doing Tai Chi. Ignite, re-new and re-energize!

My extensive background in holistic health stems from years of practicing as a dental hygienist. Day in and day out I treated patients who took lists of medications and when asked what the medications were for most of the patients didn’t know. Only that their doctor prescribed them.

This initiated my journey into studying the genesis of dis-ease rather than the more ubiquitous end stage and finale. Blending naturopathy with allopathy provides a more holistic viewpoint and treatment.

I have worked with thousands of people as an educator and clinician. Each year I add another modality to my offerings in hope that I can reach more people in a healing capacity.

In 2019 I studied Tai Chi Easy from Annette Horn from the Healer Within Institute and became a Tai Chi Practice Leader. I now give Tai Chi practice sessions to dental offices and schools.

These sessions are in increments that work for busy schedules: 20, 30, 40 and 60 minutes sessions available for groups and individuals.

For more information or to schedule a brief chat email annamarie@drsearscoach.com. Looking forward to connecting.

 

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