MIND / BODY
A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.
I’m Not Flexible—Can I Do Yoga?
Yes! You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis in order to take tennis lessons. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible.
This newfound agility will be balanced by strength, coordination, and enhanced cardiovascular health, as well as a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.
Tai chi is a martial art and, like yoga, has many styles. Done quickly, the moves can be used in combat and self-defense. But the discipline is not built on violence. Tai chi is deflective as opposed to aggressive. For most practitioners, the focus is not on self-defense but on meditation.
Tai chi is a graceful, low-impact exercise that can benefit people of all ages. Practitioners use elegant, controlled movements as they flow from one pose to the next. The practice looks deceptively easy, but every move works the entire body – even moves that seem only to focus on the arms.
Tai chi Improves stress reduction, balance and agility for all. The ancient art of tai chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles and improve health. Tai chi, in fact, is often described as “meditation in motion” because it promotes serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body. Tai Chi is a wonderful way to improve balance, focus and overall body strength flexibility.
All levels of fitness are welcome and can benefit from this relaxing and fun class.
This is a 45 minute class. Dress comfortably and bring your water!