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The Wide World of Martial Arts
Our ability to hold focussed attention in Qigong and Tai Chi cultivates a calm intentionality, a clarity of purpose. As we circulate life force energy qi or chi, flush vitality through our entire system, on the physical and also more subtle levels of our being. Our mentality sharpens as we gather our normally distracted thoughts into concentration on the practice at hand. Still & Moving Center includes the “martial” arts as a way to cultivate not war but peace: through the self-discipline of these practices, we reduce our tendency to react with violence, and our self-confidence is a natural shield of protection.
Practicing Qigong or Tai Chi serves to increase and circulate your life force by means of the breath work, visualization, meditation, self-massage, and both static holds and flowing movement sequences. With a deep respect for the roots of their respective martial arts traditions, your instructors at Still & Moving Center each bring a personal touch, individualized attention, and compassion to their students.
Based on wisdom from the Taoist tradition, Morning Qigong will get your day off to a fantastic start with self-massage, gentle stretching, meditation, and breathing practices. T’ai Chi Ch’uan from ancient China offers you an opportunity to calm your nervous system and enhance your memory as you learn a sequence of twenty-four moves that evolve with practice into a slow, graceful moving meditation. For a more challenging practice, Kobang Qigong from Korea employs stationary, standing positions to increase concentration, stamina, and strength using methods developed over thousands of years.
Although these styles may vary, their intention is the same: health for your body, mind, and spirit.
Martial arts has origins dating back as early as 1550 in East Asia. It is practiced for a number of reasons such as self defense, law enforcement, and for military purposes, and is known to increase physical, mental, and spiritual development. Martial arts is performed in many different styles such as kung fu, judo, karate, and kendo.
The primary aspect of martial arts is the idea that one can disconnect from rationalization in ways that encourage quick reaction times to changing situations. Thus, it takes on a spiritual and philosophical approach that enhances both the physical and mental state of a person.
Here at Still & Moving Center, we offer a wide variety of martial arts classes such as Tai Chi Chuan, Kobang Qigong, and Morning Qigong. Expand your martial arts skills under the direction of our talented and experienced instructors. No matter your current level, we have a class suitable for you. We look forward to encouraging your mindfulness through our martial arts classes.
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