Erin Tracy will be leading an Intro to Tai Chi Class that includes instruction in Returning Tai Chi form (Pangu Tai Chi).
Next session starts: Thursday, Sept 28, 2017 and continues through November 16 : (8 Thursday sessions), 6:15pm-7:15pm, Open Door Yoga, 745 West Johnson Street in Downtown Raleigh
$96 if you register early by Sept 18 at Open Door Yoga Studio. Space is limited. $110 for the session otherwise.
For this series, Erin is showing the form and sequence of a powerful Tai Chi Chu’an form that was created by Qi Gong Master Ou, Wen Wei and Tai Chi Master Vincent Chu. Tai Chi Chu’an originally a martial application of Qi Gong (energy cultivation). We aren’t doing anything difficult or using martial applications in this class. Tai Chi strengthens and protects the joints – working gently with the ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The added benefit of this form is the support for your organs as well. We will take it easy in this class; it will not be intense or require a lot of endurance. However, it is best to already have a regular movement routine (like walking or gardening) since we will be on our feet for about 60 minutes. Of course, you may sit as needed. The room may be warm.
The benefits of Returning Tai Chi Chu’an Form (Pangu Tai Chi): This Tai Chi Chu’an Forms, like other Tai Chi forms, works on the fundamentals for physical fitness and martial abilities such as agility, balance, coordination, and opening the body’s joints by stretching the ligaments, tendons, and muscle groups. Here’s an article about benefits to practicing Tai Chi.
In addition to the Pangu Tai Chi Form’s function of working on martial-arts fundamentals such as agility, balance, coordination, and opening the body’s joints by stretching the ligaments, tendons, and muscle groups – Pangu Tai Chi has two unique features.
First, Pangu Tai Chi harnesses the qi of the universe in order for it to improve the body’s physiological condition, including the immune system; and, second, an emphasis on exercising the lower body – while not neglecting the upper torso – to improve blood circulation, thus making it easier for the blood to return to the heart.
-Taken from my teacher’s website about Returning Tai Chi Chu’an Form aka Pangu Tai Chi.
PLEASE NOTE: Erin has been studying Tai Chi with Vincent Chu and his advanced students since 2013. She will be introducing the Level I Pangu Tai Chi (Returning Form Tai Chi Chu’an).