We are offering free Zoom online classes during the lockdown. Yes, the classes are free of charge. If you are interested in joining the program please fill in the form and leave us some details about your level of experience and availability.
What is Zoom?
Zoom has in the last few months become the most popular video conferencing app people have chosen to use for online classes. You will need a laptop, Smartphone, tablet, or PC, and an internet connection, and somewhere to train. Sign up for the classes using the form below and we will send you the links to get the app which is free of charge and access the classes.
What to expect in a class
Each class lasts an hour, we do twenty minutes of warming up, deep breathing and Qigong or Taoist Yoga. Then we do twenty minutes of Tai Chi dance which is a dynamic and flowing sequence of slow dance-like movements. For the remainder of the class we will be learning the Tai Chi form which is another set of movement sequences, calmer and more meditative. We finish with the Qi cutoff which is an exercise we do at the end of the class for storing energy.
When are the classes?
The classes are each day at 10:00, 16:00 and 19:00 (UTC) for one hour.
You can do once a week, or every class on every day if you wish, there’s no charge, and if you miss a class or have an extended leave of absence you can come back and pick up right where you left off it’s no problem. You can stick with one time slot or mix it up and do one class one day and a different one the next. Have a look at this chart to determine the local time of the classes for you, look at the bottom axis and add the number corresponding to your country to the times above.
The health benefits
Why do some people never get colds and flu and some others are always sick, whenever there’s something going around they get it?
The answer is Qi, this is the Chinese word for life-force or vitality, it is your internal energy store, some people run with a battery at 100%, whilst others may run their store down and so they are always depleted and when a virus attacks they are weak and succumb to the symptoms. Qi energy has been studied in China for thousands of years.
Preventative medicine is mentioned in the Yellow Emperor’s classic the Nei Ching written in 2600 BC where it says :
“There’s no point sharpening your knife on the way into battle”,
“When you’re thirsty don’t start digging a well”.
The key to strong health and the ability to fight off diseases like the coronavirus is to take steps before you get infected. Tai Chi works on three levels, boosting the intake of Lung Qi by maximising deep breathing and increasing lung capacity, it also works on accessing the inherited energy of the body or Jing, a store of fuel you can tap into all throughout your life, and it also works on absorbing natural energies that are all around us and naturally flow through the body without us even realizing it.
All this sounds incredible but you will really be able to feel the effects for yourself by doing the exercises, some people can feel it right away, for some people whose life force has become depleted by bad diet, stress or ill health it could take longer. This is not some kooky therapy cooked up by hippies in the sixties, it has a sound empirical history in one of the world’s most ancient and advanced cultures dating back thousands of years when we Westerners were still living in mud huts, and it’s based on the natural philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine or Taoism.
Do you want to get sick or do you want to be strong and healthy? why waste any more time, start now and book a course with us today, it’s free, what do you have to lose?
Train once a week or every day if you wish
We have beginners, intermediate and advanced level classes for you every day during the lockdown. The classes are free but if you wish you can make a donation using the form below, we recommend £8 per week or £28 if you book for 4 weeks and £48 if you book for eight weeks. You can train once a week or every day, each class will be for one hour.
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