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6 week intro Tai Chi Course starts on 25th February
February 25 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Our second beginners course of the year starts on Friday 25nd February 2022. Tai Chi is an art which requires only a little space, no equipment and a little time in your day to improve your well being. Focused on meditation for mindfulness, body alignment for health, and the form (a series of movements), tai chi has many long term benefits.
Why not give tai chi a try?
Tai Chi Chuan and Modern Society
Today, our environment is continually changing, advancing forward at speed. As our environment evolves, it is society that faces an overwhelming need to adapt and accommodate these changes.
Our professions necessitate us to consistently meet deadlines and targets despite the amplifying and at the same time diversifying nature of our work. Without reservation we readily accept this phenomenon in the work place, find methods to adapt, and label it as a ‘challenge’.
We learn new skills, giving freely of our time to master our chameleon-like job descriptions, and finally when the challenge is met, we feel satisfied and accomplished with the completion of the task at hand. Challenge in our work-lives is thus an important ingredient for healthy and productive work, energizing us both physically and psychologically.
However as the speed of change increases, demands from the work environment grow further. Regardless of the willingness and determination to adapt and mould ourselves to our professions’ needs, challenges will not always be met.
Requirement surpasses capabilities, resources and needs, in the same way that unlimited demand outstrips limited supply. Compromises set in. The feeling of satisfaction turns into exhaustion, In short the stage is set for illness, and injury.
So Tai Chi Chuan demands of us qualities which we as Westerners are often deprived. It demands patience, persistence, application and a willingness to look inside as well as out for sources of stability. It necessitates trust in your chosen instructor. If you have started on a long road and cannot quite see the way, it is much easier to trust in your guide and that much more helpful if you can also extend a hand to others. The absence of competitiveness, and a need for co-operation, a willingness to concede a part of yourself to others, as well as to trust yourself with others, is a high hurdle. As Westerners instilled with a sense of individual needs and necessities, it may be a hard one to jump. But it is essential to realise that this is not a race with a definable end, but a process which is its own reward. Through it you do not possess something new, but become something new.