Erin Tracy will be leading an Intro to Tai Chi Chu’an Class that includes instruction in Returning Tai Chi form (Pangu Tai Chi).
Next session starts: Thursday, April 12 2018 and continues through May 31 : (8 Thursday sessions), 6:30pm-7:30pm, Open Door Yoga, 745 West Johnson Street in Downtown Raleigh. $104 for the Series through March 15. Register here:
For this series, Erin is showing the form and sequence of a powerful Tai Chi Chu’an form that was created by Tai Chi Master Vincent Chu working closely with Qi Gong Master Ou, Wen Wei. 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. We will be learning a specific sequence and working on the basics of stance and rooting. 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. Bring water.
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).