World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day
World Tai Chi Day 2016
April 30, 2016 the Miramichi Tai Chi club gave a public demonstration of this amazing Oriental Art that is being referred
to as Moving Medicine. Click here to read the article on Giv'erMiramichi.com.
Tai Chi stretches and tones the body in a cumulative
way that is so gentle as to be perhaps the lowest impact exercise there is, and yet surprisingly burns nearly as many calories
as downhill skiing.
This 2000 year old prescription for your future health is finally beginning to
get the attention it deserves with a 'Certificate of Acknowledgment' from the W.H.O.
that Tai Chi may boost the immune system, slow the aging process and reduce the incidence of anxiety, depression, fatigue,
and general mood disturbances.
that's not enough, reports suggest these exercises also minimize the effects of chronic conditions such as allergies and
asthma, improve breathing capacity, and at the same time improve postural control, which in some cases may elevate chronic
lower back pain.
World Tai Chi Day is held on the last Saturday of April at 10 am right around the world each year and that includes us here on the Mighty Miramichi.
Qi Gong, (pronounced Chee - Gong) is a powerful
self-healing system that originated in China at least 5000 years ago. It was developed within the vast realm of Traditional
Chinese Medicine, and now enjoys a place in the top four major groups of T.C.M. It is responsible for a multitude of health
benefits as evidenced by long-term clinical and experimental studies.
Most often characterized by a series of
flowing movements, Qi Gong is much more than what appears to be a gentle form of exercise. The practice of Qi Gong strengthens
the body, calms the mind & elevates the spirit.
The Chinese word 'Qi' means vital bio-energy, and it is the key
to our energetic health. The word 'Gong' means manipulation or work with intention. Thus the practice of Qi Gong
can be understood as 'energy work'.
One might ask 'Why would we want to work with energy or Qi?' The answer is the simple, 'Because our total
health and well-being depends upon the strong, smooth flow of Qi within our bodies'.
True Victory is Victory Over Oneself
Massage affects the body as a whole. Knowing it’s physiological effects makes it possible to better understand
the health and fitness benefits of massage.
- Affects the nervous system
- Enhances skin condition
- Causes changes in the blood
- Affects internal organs
- Affects muscles throughout the body
- Increases the body’s secretion & excretions
- Increases circulation of blood & lymph
- Counteracts the effects of stress
Hands-on approach to Health & Relaxation
Golden Hawk gym
Mon & Wed 9:30am-11am