Melody teaches a Chen style Tai Chi which initiates its controlled and flowing movements from a centre power. The Core, which is probably why Melody likes it so much.
The core principles of the discipline is to integrate the mind and body with a series of controlled of movements, breathing techniques to generating internal energy. The ultimate purpose of tai chi is cultivate the “qi” or life energy within us to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body.
Tai Chi is low impact and is performed standing, you will need no equipment just a change of loose fitted clothing. Footwear isn’t necessary, some people prefer the support of trainers other practice barefoot.
The main benefits of Tai Chi are:
- Gentle, low impact movement
- Improved motor skills and co ordination
- Incredibly mindful and immersive
- Meditative, breathing techniques are incredibly centring and calming