Get Healthy with Tai chi
Tai chi is a physical practice of flowing exercises combined combined with meditation, and rhythmic breathing. Studies have shown that Tai chi enhances physical and mental health, as well improving posture, balance, flexibility, and strength. In addition, tai chi can give a sense of well being that may alleviate pain, strengthen the immune system, and improve heart health.
Henri is an accomplished practitioner of martial arts (Taiji, Qigong, Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, and Gong Fu). He and can teach many different styles for both combat and weapons training or for health and well being.
He is also a wellness consultant specialising in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Massage and Energy Healing.
What you need to bring to Tai Chi Class
You will need soft, flexible shoes and loose clothing that allows you to move. Bring some water to drink and a sweat towel if you wish.
The beautiful, flowing movements of Tai Chi are actually a type of martial art which is based on the knowledge of how to utilise your opponent’s energy and flow with it. There are many different forms of Tai Chi including stick, sword, fan and staff as well as the more well known form practiced by many thousands of people throughout the world.
Tai Chi improves flexibility, focus, balance and mind body coordination. It is proven to be able to assist with conditions such as arthritis and heart disease. Whatever your level of fitness you can practice Tai Chi as there are many types and styles to suit any body.
The class are held at the Whangaparaoa Hall on whangaparaoa road above the plaza
Monday: 4.30 to 5.30 for beginners
5.30 to 6.30 for advanced
Taichi in the park
North Orewa reserve Saturday 7 am