Tai Chi Manchester offers instructional classes, workshops and demonstrations in all aspects of Chen-style Tai Chi and Qigong. Tai Chi Manchester aims to develop an understanding of these arts that is accessible to all and hopes everyone will benefit from these arts through its teachings and practices.
Tai Chi Manchester aims to stay true to the original principles and philosophies of Tai Chi and Qigong. Tai Chi is a martial art and a system of exercises that engage all elements of the body based on the Doaist yin-yang philosophy of balance. Qigong (pronounced Chi Gung) literally means energy work. Qigong exercises involve meditation, deep breathing, gentle movements and light stretching to stimulate the body and the cultivation of internal energy or Qi.
Tai Chi and Qigong exercises, when practiced regularly are known to help relax the mind and improve health and well being. Benefits are known to include stress reduction, an improvement in circulation and lung capacity and increased flexibility. Tai Chi and Qigong can be practiced by anyone, regardless of physical ability and age. It’s great for people who want to lower stress levels, people who want to improve general health and well being, those who wish to improve their fitness and flexibility and those recuperating after illness.
Tai Chi Manchester was founded by Aamir Rafi. Aamir has been studying Chinese martial arts and Qigong since 1998 and has been fortunate to have learnt from some of the worlds best teachers. He has been principally studying Chen Tai Chi and Qigong since 2003. He hopes to promote the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong through Tai Chi Manchester so that it may become accessible to all. We hope that you will enjoy Tai Chi and Qigong with us and use Tai Chi Manchester for many years to come.
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