World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2019

25th April 2019

Tags: Southampton news

Date: Saturday 27th April 2019


Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm


Location: Southampton Guildhall Square, Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU


Come along to the FREE event at Southampton Guildhall Square on Saturday 27th April 2019 from 11:00am – 12:00pm and celebrate World Tai Chi  & Qigong Day with us. Discover the amazing health benefits of the simple and effective practice of Tai Chi and Qi Gong.


This event is aimed at raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing through the UKST Wellbeing Hub which provides a service and centre where people can come together to improve on all aspects of life. For more information please click here.


About Tai Chi


Tai Chi, also called Tai Chi Chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation exercises with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in China in the 13th century, Tai Chi is now practised all around the world as a health-promoting practice.


Chi Chuan is accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities and can be practised on many levels, from a simple ‘meditative’ exercise to a realistic martial art.


Health benefits of Tai chi


There are many health promoting benefits to the practice of Tai Chi, some include: Tai Chi…


·         reduces stress and slows the aging process


·         restores and rebuilds energy and strength


·         helps to calm the body and mind and reduce stress


·         boosts immunity


·         is used as a Preventative to many conditions


What is Qi Gong


Qi Gong (Chi Kung) is a gentle form of exercise combining slow movements with breathing techniques and mindful-awareness. These three aspects, when combined together, create a catalyst in the body for healing and wellness. In China it is used as relief and prevention for many chronic health conditions.


The practice of Qi Gong can help the body and mind in many ways by combining exercises that focus on mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.


It is effective in managing stress and mental discomfort that can come in many forms including depression, confusion and anxiety. These conditions can occur when the body is out of balance and or the body’s energy is either, depleted, unregulated, or displaced. Qi gong is a simple and effective method that can help to restore the body’s natural balance.


The movements are simple and easy to learn and practice. All exercises can be done by anyone either standing or seated.


Source: Southampton City Council

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