Tai Chi - Promoting Health and Wellbeing Part 3
Soft and gentle movements combined with a set breathing pattern that helps you experience a feeling of relaxation and inner peace. It is good for balance, co-ordination, flexibility and is a great way of relieving stress. You will be amazed how good you will feel and it is fun!
Additional information about this course
This course is designed to promote health, well-being and confidence as well as developing basic Tai Chi skills.
To continue to progress the student in the practice of Tai Chi, in a supportive and nurturing manner in order to encourage and stimulate stamina, agility, better control of body, focus, general health and well-being, inner peace and to manage stress in a natural and non-intrusive way.
Who is the course for?
This course is for adults who access services at Fairburn Chase only.
What topics will this course cover
General Warm-up exercises and breathing techniques. Recap and refine previously learnt forms and patterns and the introduction of new elements as time and ability allows, to include: Opening/closing dantien, Greeting the Early Morning Mist, Flying White Crane, White Crane Brushes Knee, Crane Spreads its Wings, Butterfly Tai Chi, Circles in the Sky, Peacock Wags its Tail and Nods it Head, 1 to 4 movements of the 8 Treasures - all at level 1. Relaxation and Reflection
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:
Run through warm-up exercises and breathing. Carry out a variety of Tai Chi form and patterns under supervision. Create a sense of calmness and peace through relaxation and Tai Chi itself. Use your abdominal breathing at some point in the class. Follow safety guidelines as laid down by tutor.
How will I know I'm making progress?
Feedback will be given throughout sessions both on a group and individual basis and there will be dedicated time given at the end of each class to discuss progress and reflect on own achievement and that of the group. I will assess and record achievements of each student.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Wear loose comfortable clothing, soft pump style shoes and bring a smile.
Reading and information sources
No reading or preparation required just an open mind.
What could the course lead to?
Use breathing techniques learnt in times of stress and anxiety and incorporate, as appropriate, Tai Chi concepts, exercises and patterns into daily life.