Tai Chi, Qigong and Stretches

Ref: C2337773

We combine Tai Chi (Chen Man Ching short form) and Qigong with gentle stretching and strengthening exercises to help improve movement, mobility, balance, posture and general wellbeing. All welcome.

Course aim

To give students a better understanding of the health benefits of all over body stretches, Qigong and Tai Chi movements to help with stress release and improve movement, mobility, balance, posture and general wellbeing and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Who is the course for?

Suitable for all - beginners as well as those with some knowledge and experience. If you have a medical condition, which may affect your ability to practise, please tell the tutor.

What topics will this course cover

• The importance of warm-up before starting to exercise. • Various stretches to benefit all parts of the body i.e. neck, back, shoulders, hips, legs. • Various Qigong movements • Various Tai Chi movements • The reasoning behind, and the health benefits of, the various stretches and movements will be discussed. • Identify the muscles being used

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

1. work with an awareness of health and safety 2. identify the benefits of warmup before starting to exercise 3. perform various body stretches 4. perform various Qigong movements 5. perform various Tai Chi movements 6. identify the muscles being used 7. identify the benefits of the stretches and movements performed

How will I know I'm making progress?

Observation and feedback from tutor as you practise. Questions and answers.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Wear suitable clothing for performing exercise in and you may like to bring a bottle of water. SAFETY: If you have a medical condition, which may affect your ability to practise, please tell the tutor. If you are doubtful about your medical suitability for this exercise then you should seek advice from your doctor. It is important that in all of these exercises you should work to 70% of your ability. Following this rule and resisting any urge for ‘quick results’ will offer some protection from self-injury due to over-exertion.

Reading and information sources

Nothing required.

What could the course lead to?

Attendance of other classes.

Download full course outline

Tai Chi, Qigong and Stretches Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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