Summer Hill Taiji Quan (Tai Chi) & Qi Gong School

Summer Hill Tai Chi & Qi Gong                   

I also teach Martial Arts, including Taiji Quan, or Tai Chi, for Health &/or Martial Arts.

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Tai Chi, or Taiji, is short for Tai Chi Chuan (Taiji Quan 太極拳) and is an ancient Chinese Martial Art, and Daoist (Taoist 道) Health Practice, that today is generally focused on its health & healing aspects, and is practiced as an enjoyable & interesting health nourishing exercise & philosophy that helps you maintain good health, relaxation & vitality.

Qi Gong (氣功) are deep breathing, stretching and mobility Health Nourishing Exercises for one's Body, Mind and Spirit.

Meditation (Mingxiang 冥想) is a practice involving mental and physical techniques to deliberately focus ones attention and bring about feelings of calm, heightened energy and awareness, as well as improving brain health and overall well-being. Regular meditation offers many health benefits, such as reduced stress and anxiety.

The graceful movements of this Martial Art reflect a history of centuries of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Daoist (Taoist) Philosophy & Health Practices, which western science is also gradually catching up to, confirming & validating many aspects of ancient knowledge & wisdom each year.

The regular & consistent practice of Tai Chi (太極) & Qi Gong (氣功) has been shown to have many benefits to the physical & mental health and well being of people of all ages and fitness levels. It is particularly helpful for those wishing to improve mobility & balance, relieve stress or anxiety, strengthen the immune system and increase one's general health & vitality, as well as when recuperating from surgery, illness or injury.

In my role as a Practitioner (OMD) of Traditional Chinese and Oriental Medicine, I've found Tai Chi to be very beneficial for a wide range of ailments, including, as mentioned, stress, anxiety, hypertension, weak immune system and pain management, for example. Further, Tai Chi (Taiji Quan) and Qi Ging (Chi Kung) are forms of preventative medicine.

As well as healing or managing various forms of illness & disease, it can also assist or support western medical treatment as a form of Complimentary Medicine (CAM), often in the manner of managing the side effects of those treatments, and thus help one to endure the sometimes harsh, yet beneficial, pharmaceutical drug, surgical, or other treatment regimes, required, for such illnesses.

Of course, Tai Chi is a Martial Art, and at Summer Hill Tai Chi one can also study the Martial Art side of Tai Chi. In fact studying the whole Art, including the Martial side, holistically will provide superior health and healing benefits than strictly focusing only on the Health side alone.