Tai Chi & Qi Qong
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Please note: the Beginners Tai Chi Taster Classes have now started at the Village Hall in Gwernymynyydd!! We are there every Wednesday 3 - 4. the classes will run until the end of May, but hopefully there will be enough interest for the classes to start up again mid June. Tai Chi is for old and young alike, the fit and the not too fit - so there is no excuse. Tai Chi is about learning a "form" but as with anything in life - it takes time. The health benefits are many. Tai Chi is about gentle exercise, relaxation, enjoyment, meeting and making friends. Come along and learn the ancient Chinese Art of Tai Chi. Bring a Friend, bring a Smile!! Bill and Lin have practised Tai Chi for about 25 yrs, gaining Gold, Silver and Bronze medals along the way.  They have been taught by Master C Tsang and Master K Tam, eventually leading to Certificates from the Hong Kong Tai Chi Association. Lin says: “We taught in Spain for 7 years ( which we thoroughly enjoyed ).  Bill is also a qualified Keep Fit Instructor and had classes of Stretch & Tone, which was quite a success.  At present Bill is working with Prime Care Trust, included in his different classes are : The Breath Easy North ( for people with asthma etc.,)  ACSIL Clubmoor ( this is a class which covers people with various amputations )”.  Something about Tai Chi Chuan Yang Style: “ We the Simplified version (24 movements)  This is a slow moving form, helping balance, bone density, relaxation and concentration.”
 Qi Qong is a breathing exercise.  This exercise can be performed either sitting down or standing up and is static.  It concentrates on various parts of the body helping to direct the (qi) oxygen around  the body.  This exercise has 18 movements. Both the above forms are not strenuous  but very beneficial and can be practised by people of all ages and physical capabilities.  We always recommend comfortable clothing and flat shoes.  
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