Welcome to Healthy Life Tai Chi
The Healthy Life Tai Chi program was founded by the World Martial Arts Congress of Beijing, China to serve the Tai Chi, Qigong, and Meditation community worldwide. Our Healthy Life Tai Chi Teachers and Community Group Leaders provide a safe and fun learning environment where you can learn how to improve your mind and body health through the Healthy Life Tai Chi Lifestyle.
A team of more than thirty Tai Chi masters has spent the last twenty-five years developing this simplified Tai Chi style based on the most effective of the Tai Chi moves for improving health. They realized that most people give up on their practice due to too many movements to learn. Even beginner students do not feel this frustration with the Healthy Life Tai Chi system. Combined with the Qigong Breathing exercises and Martial Meditation this is a complete system and our teachers enjoy sharing these life-changing healing practices in their local communities.
Build Balance in your life, sharpen your mind and heal your body
Tai Chi is well-known for bringing the mind, body, and spirit together to improve balance, promote good health, and cultivate a greater sense of peace.
What Healthy Life Tai Chi, Qigong, and Martial Meditation can do for your body and mind?
Increased Clarity, Energy, Focus & Memory
Reduced Depression, Weight, Anxiety & Stress
Improved Mood, Flexibility, Balance & Mobility
Better Metabolism, Digestion, Circulation & Sleep
The Incredible Results Come from A Powerful Combination of Qigong, Tai Chi, and Martial Meditation Training
The typical class structure that you will experience will include the following:
We begin each class with health improvingQigong exercise that improves the various bodily functions by improving your body’s natural energy flow and capacity with simple standing or seating postures, body movement and harmonized breath. The simple movements were developed by Chinese masters over the last 5000 years. You will learn how to follow the natural flow of the earth’s energy and improve the circulation of your internal Qi (Chi) energy from your body and external Qi from nature, utilizing this energy to stimulate and balance the various functions of the body, improving health, well-being and inner peace.
The next segment of the class is where you will practice your Healthy Life Tai Chi movements to improve your strength, balance and mobility. In addition, Health Life Tai Chi is well-known for bringing the mind, body and spirit together to improve balance, prevent injury and promote good health. Millions of people around the world have learned that this powerful yet peaceful martial art will help clear the mind, reduce stress, enhance flexibility along with promoting overall wellness. Unlike some styles of Tai Chi, in our classes the steps are soft, and the slow movements are easy to learn. The postures and movements all accord with the principles of yin and yang and build an intimate awareness with one’s natural internal and external energy building a great sense of inner peace and strength.
The final segment of the class allows you to relax with Martial Meditation. helps you train your mind, increasing consciousness to better realize and promote relaxation, build internal energy, and to enjoy an empowering sense of peace and well-being while engaging in any life activity.
The Personal Development Systems of Tae Chi for the Mind, Body and Spirit
The foundation of Yang Sheng Healthy Life Tai Chi contains Three Pillars that are universal to all good Tai Chi systems.
The First Pillar of the Healthy Life Tai Chi System is Mindful Meditation
This is the part of the program that develops “Active Focus”.
When you decide to be quiet in a quiet place and focus your mind on feeling or sensing your breath and body, then your mental activity will decrease as long as you desire that objective. We think on average thousands of thoughts everyday (some say 20k, others 50k -70k). Rarely are the thoughts about the present -they are usually about the future or past.
Mindful Meditation as done in the Healthy Life Tai Chi program creates a Relaxation Response.
As your brain shifts away from the stress response to fractured, fluctuating thoughts, your stress hormones are replaced by relaxation hormones like oxytocin, dopamine, nitric-oxide, and endorphins. You feel good immediately, and benefit from long-term results like reduced heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and muscle tension.
Regular elicitation of the relaxation response has been scientifically proven to be an effective treatment for a wide range of stress related disorders. In fact, to the extent that any disease that is caused or made worse by stress, the relaxation response can help.
The Second Pillar of the Healthy Life Tai Chi System is Qigong
In the Healthy Life Tai Chi System Qigong exercises are done to improve longevity and reverse the effects of aging and disease. The exercises help strengthen your immune system and improve overall health.
There is a reason the Chinese masters of Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) are known for their longevity. Actually, while this may sound new to you, Qigong, a traditional practice of energy cultivation, promotes optimal health, vitality, and longevity.
Through Qigong practice we can improve posture which leads to improved blood circulation and breathing.
Qigong is one of the four branches of traditional Chinese medicine: Acupuncture, Massage, Herbs, and Qigong. Qigong exercises are among the best exercises to help you fulfill your health goals. These exercises can be done seated, standing, or even lying down.
The Healthy Life Tai Chi Promise is that every person who uses Qi cultivation methods consistently experiences some form of health improvement and personal access to greater energy and power.
The Third Pillar of the Healthy Life Tai Chi System is the Martial Arts Practice of Tai Chi.
These slow, gentle self-defense movements improve balance, mobility, and confidence.
Tai chi challenges the body gently by providing load bearing exercises to improve your balance, strength, and flexibility. This gentle form of exercise could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.
Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might as well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art form, has value in treating or preventing many health problems.
One of the benefits of our Healthy Life Tai Chi System is its ability to reduce stress.
It is simple to get started, even if you are not in top shape or the best of health. Contact one of our locations to schedule a trial course to get you on the path to a longer, stronger, healthier life!