Tai Chi and Qigong Energy Arts.
Study of your unique potential
through body, mind, spirit.
The Taoists taught that you had to be fully in your body to be fully here. That meant making the body conscious… and that was the purpose of qigong, tai chi and eventually lead to meditation.
~ Bruce Frantzis ~ EnergyArts.com
One lives in their body. One directs their life with the mind. One’s spirit uses the vehicle of body movement to express itself. Join me for classes and private sessions in which you can open your body and learn proper body alignment and coordinated ease of movement that promises to improve your normal range of motion and overall health.
Tai Chi is an ancient martial and health promotion system with which practitioners can learn to feel what is actually going on within their bodies. When you can feel, you can heal. When you can distinguish the difference between your own energy and another person’s, you can be a more effective healer, martial artist, relationship partner. Also, the psychological benefits of learning to clearly distinguish this difference can be profound.
By learning a basic set of standing and movement practices, you can learn to put your mind into your body, then extend your mind through its tissues, chi and circulatory pathways, internal organs,… Like gravity pouring through your body, you get to experience the phenomena of “sinking chi” which improves balance, circulation and peace of mind. But like any fluids pouring through pathways and channels, when this flow encounters resistance and blockages, there can be a bulging effect as chi is backed up, until you gently dissolve these blockages and reestablish a smooth, clean, clear flow.
When you accomplish this, the result is a smoother, effortless flow of movement through a greater range of motion, and improved functioning of all organs and interconnected systems of the body, improved health, stress reduction, increased sense of presence in the moment and peace of mind or serenity.
As a self-defense or martial art, the efficient, effortless movement, powered by your mind and intention connecting with your chi, can add power and self-confidence to your ability to defend your self or take the offense if that is required, for instance to defend a loved one or someone being unfairly victimized.
New Tai Chi and Qigong classes starting soon in Cobleskill and Oneonta, New York. click here to get more information or ask questions about how Regular Tai Chi and internal Energy Arts practice can benefit you.
Thank you for your interest and for allowing me to assist you in your journey of self-discovery.
~~ john erik