Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/11/2019
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Location
Moagem.

Categories


Tai Chi & Chi Kung
Moagem (Celeiro)
Sábados/Saturdays
18:30h – 19:45h
Drop In 10€
Ou use cartão “Frequent Yogi” or use your 10 class card
Língua falada/Language spoken: Inglês/English

Sobre a prática:
Chi Gong e Tai Chi têm sido praticados por centenas de anos. A ideia subjacente à prática é uma re-descoberta do nosso corpo natural e respectivo movimento natural. Os seres humanos movem-se de forma bem diferente dos outros animais, focando-se em demasia na parte superior do corpo e cabeça, esquecendo as pernas e pés. Os nossos movimentos tornaram-se descoordenados. O Chi Gong e o Tai Chi redireccionam a atenção e energia para baixo, levando-nos a descobrir que a nossa maneira natural de estar é mais ancorada nas nossas pernas e menos na nossa cabeça. A força da gravidade é a nossa melhor aliada e no Chi Gong o objectivo principal é uma re-estruturação do corpo para que todos os músculos possam relaxar com a gravidade. Ao criarmos um maior equilíbrio e estrutura internos, o corpo não tem de exercer tanto esforço para se manter seguro e como resultado conseguimos mover-nos de forma eficiente e relaxada mas ao mesmo tempo conectada e forte…à semelhança de um gato!

O Chi Gong são normalmente exercícios de re-estrutração enquanto o Tai Chi prende-se mais com movimento e alongamento dentro da nova estrutura. Nas fases mais avançadas de treino o Tai Chi pode ser praticado como arte marcial. Começa-se com re-estruturação, equilíbrio e fortalecimento. O Tai Chi é belo e poderoso e pode ser tão forte como um “workout de fitness” quando feito de forma correta! A força promovida por estas práticas pode ainda optimizar outras práticas – andar, levantar pesos, yoga, surf, pesca…quando o seu corpo natural acordar terá toda a energia de que necessita…e mais!

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About the practice:
Chi Gong and Tai Chi have been practiced for hundreds of years. The idea behind the practices is a rediscovery of our natural body and the way our natural body moves. Humans move very differently to all other animals, we have become very focused in our upper body and head, forgetting about our legs and feet. Our movements have become uncoordinated. Chi Gong and Tai Chi redirect the attention and energy downwards, we rediscover that our natural way of being is more anchored in our legs and less in our head. Gravity is our strongest ally, in Chi Gong the main aim is to restructure the body so all the muscles can relax with gravity. By creating internal balance and structure the body doesnt have to struggle to hold itself and therefore we can move efficiently and in a relaxed way but connected and strong…much like a cat.

Chi Gong is usually static restructuring exercises, where as Tai Chi is about movement and stretching within the new structure. In the end Tai Chi can be used as a martial art, but this is in the later stages of practice. We begin with restructuring, balance and strengthening. Tai Chi form is beautiful and powerful and can be as strong a workout as anything when done right. Also the strength Chi Gong and Tai Chi provide allow all activities you do to be enhanced, from walking and lifting to surfing and fishing….when your natural body comes alive you will have all the energy you need and more.

BIO
David has been practicing Tai Chi and Chi Gong for 20 years in a variety of styles. Finally after years of searching he was able to find teachers that hold the roots of the tradition. David’s lineage is of the Chen family from Chen Yingjun and his father Chen Xiaowang of Chen Village, China, via David’s main teacher and mentor Mark Leonard of Bristol, U.K.

David offers instruction in Chi Gong and Tai Chi for beginners and people wishing to deepen into sensing the body, focusing on forming relaxation within a good solid structure which provides increased energy, strength and balance. He is extreamly passionate about this practice and simply finds it deeply healing. David has qualifications in Chinese medicine and was a clinician for many years but now prefers to help people to find health within themselves. He offers his practices as a way to do that and also provides consultation on “Intrinsic-health/ life coaching” that help people learn and rediscover their instinctive sense again.

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