Faculty & Staff Wellness Programs
Wednesdays with Claudia Wang in Carver 280
This class is for absolutely anyone!
Tai Chi & Qigong for Health
Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art well known for its many health benefits. The slow, gentle, and meditative movements promote balance, increase flexibility and strength, and reduce stress. Regular practice brings about a deep sense of peace and well-being.
While some call it “moving meditation”, Harvard Medical School calls it “medication in motion” for its numerous positive effects on health.
Qigong is a mind-body exercise used to cultivate the energy known as “Life Force” or “Bioelectricity”. This energy that runs through and around our bodies is meant to run smoothly and in good supply. When the energy supply is low, gets stuck, or is out of balance, it can lead to health issues. By keeping your energy in good order, your natural healing ability is enhanced.
In a world where life moves very quickly and information comes at us from every direction, it’s essential to find balance by slowing down and filtering out what is not truly useful.
Join certified Tai Chi and Health Qigong instructor Claudia Wang, for an hour of gentle exercise that will leave you feeling relaxed and energized.
Health Qigong ∙ Bu Duan Jin or Eight Pieces Movement first appeared in Tao Hung-Ching’s record on Cultivating Longevity in Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.).
In 2004, Qigong experts from the Chinese Health Qigong Association developed the newest Eight Pieces Movement with a focus on improving health using slow body movement, deep breathing, mindfulness meditation, self-massage, and visualization.
During spring quarter, we will focus on learning the Eight Pieces Movement.
Yang Style 24 Form (For Review Only during the Spring Quarter)
In 1956, the Chinese Sports Committee created this “short” form of tai chi. Containing postures from the traditional Yang Family Style 103 Form, the 24 Form is a simplified version that introduces the principles of Tai Chi.
The 24 forms has been taught by previous instructor over the last year or two. During this spring quarter, we will start over with the Health Qigong Health Qigong ∙ Bu Duan Jin and may briefly review the 24 forms if necessary.
This class is suitable for those who have experience with the Yang style of Tai Chi or Health Qigong. Beginners are welcome to learn these mind-body exercises as long as they understand that they’ll be “jumping in the deep end”!
Location: Carver 280
Time: Noon-1pm on Wednesdays
Class Date Information:
- Winter Class End Date: 3/21/18
- Spring Class Start Date: 4/4/18
- Spring Class End Date: 6/13/18
How to Sign Up: Click here!