Finding T’ai Chi in the Forest
So much of the ancient martial art of T’ai Chi (T’ai Chi Chuan) is improved and enhanced when practised outside in nature. This yin and yang energy flow, a natural balance of movement, mirrors the cycles found in nature, and in particular some of it’s animals. Tai Chi is perhaps best practiced while outside, and better still, when practised outside in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
A T’ai Chi masterclass
This moving meditation promotes clarity and calmness, again boosted by the energy of the New Forest. The bird song of the New Forest fills the soul with joyous tweets and melody. This natural soundtrack is complimented by the clip clop shuffle of the New Forest ponies, who stand like Tai Chi masters. Relaxed, calm, naturally grounded with balance, grace and poise. The leaping dear soar across the ground, flying with leaps and bounds. High above the the birds of prey soar and swoop. A Tai Chi masterclass, taught by mother nature.
Whatever the reason for practicing Tai Chi. Be it for relaxation, health, vitality or as it was originally devised, as a deadly martial art! The flowing movements of this Chinese sport, also known as the “supreme ultimate,” ebb and flow in time to the natural beat of the forest. Reconnecting and grounding while lifting and reaching.
Chi Kung (energy work) is often practised alongside Tai Chi. The breath is vital for life and is an important element of both Tai Chi and Chi Kung. Good breathing is rewarded by the natural New Forest air. Exercising outside, as studies have shown, will help promote natural happiness. Tai Chi is the perfect way to keep supple, strong, balanced and happy. Enjoy.
T’ai Chi Classes in the New Forest
T’ai Chi Classes across the New Forest in Sway, New Milton, Lymington, Lyndhurst and Exbury. Complete beginners to International Competition Standard.
Lucy Fredericks, daytime instructor with Wutan New Forest welcomes students of all ages. Over 20 years experience.
Contact Lucy on 01590 682149 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org