If you're looking for affordable ways to de-stress from the grind of daily life in Sydney and community singing is just not your thing. And even yoga at the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck just doesn't cut it, then check out the ancient Chinese martial arts of Tai Chi and Qi Gong exercises.
Both Tai Chi and Qi Gong are ancient, traditional and time-tested ways for the Chinese to keep fit and healthy. The ethos of the martial arts encourages the practitioner to achieve a relaxed and meditative state of mind. The breathing exercises help with the circulation of energy while the gentle movements maintain balance in the body. There are no aggressive and physically demanding forms that place unnecessary strain on the body, making Tai Chi and Qi Gong suitable for adults of all ages. While both forms originated in China, millions of people around the world including Australia enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi and Qi Gong today.
Photo courtesy of Mei Quan Academy of Taiji
Mei Quan Academy of Tai Chi, the largest Tai Chi school in London established since 1990, also conducts beginner classes in Sydney. Over a course of 11 weeks, you will be guided in the Yang style of Tai Chi and Qi Gong, with simple exercise routines to follow. The community classes allow you to practice with others and make new friends with fellow practitioners from all walk of life. Classes are available in 2 locations at $10 per week for 11 weeks on Monday and Wednesday. Below are the details. To inquire or book, simply visit the website or Phone: Stephen Choi at 0421 978 288
Start date: 22 September 2014 Time: 6.15pm - 7.30pm Venue: Brand X Studios, Level 3, Central Park Sydney, 28 Broadway, Chippendale, NSW 2008