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Tai Chi in the Gardens
May 30 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.$69
Join us at the beautiful Legacy of the Lakes Garden for Tai Chi this summer during your lunch break. Tai chi is a mind-body energy practice that comes under the broader category of qi gong (CHEE-gung). The aim for qi gong practice is improvement in qi balance. This is acquired through specific exercises based on three main principles – harmonizing the breath, harmonizing one’s posture and movement, and harmonizing one’s mind. Tai chi and qi gong practices often combine rhythmic movements, breathing techniques, and focused attention. The movements in Tai Chi are performed in a slow manner accompanied by deep breathing. Some studies have shown Tai Chi having many health benefits. This class will introduce you to the basics of Tai Chi so you will be able to develop your own practice. Comfortable clothing is encouraged, and if you have any health concerns we recommend you talk with your healthcare provider first.
Class facilitated by Alexandria Community Education. Advance registration is required. $69/8 sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting May 30 and ending June 22.