Tai Chi and Health Qigong for Beginners

Ref: C2345818

These forms of exercises combine body movements and mental stimulation. The gentle movements energise the body without putting undue strain on joints and muscles. Practiced regularly these exercises will help relieve stress and tension, help body balance and and increase a general sense of wellbeing.

Course aim

To aid relaxation and balance and improve general health by practicing Tai Chi and Qigong. Through regular practice, progressing towards achieving many health benefits, including better posture and better stability in both general health and body.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Practice basic postures and mindfulness of qigong.
  • Describe and demonstrate the basic principle of Yan style Tai Chi.
  • Show how to transfer weight correctly to help align both body and movement.
  • Incorporate breathing correctly to achieve better health.
  • Understand a little of how qigong is used in Chinese medicine.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

As this is an online class you will need extra room to swing your arms unrestricted. You will need to wear loose comfortable clothes and soft shoes, not just socks. You will need to watch the tutor and listen to the tutor at all times.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Tai Chi and Health Qigong for Beginners


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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