Strengthening our core muscles allows us to be grounded. Every Sunday after 10 am service. Must attend service to participate. All services are donation based. Dress comfortably conservative - no yoga pants, sweet pants, a loose T-shirt and a pair of socks work the best. No makeup, jewelry or cologne. Shoes are left outside on the porch.
Although tai chi is slow and gentle and doesn't leave you breathless, it addresses the key components of fitness — muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and, to a lesser degree, aerobic conditioning.
By now, most people know that the Tai Chi form activates Qi in the 12 main channels as it would be activated in a 24 hour period. This activation keeps the body in perfect balance both internally and physically and gives the body a better chance of healing itself. Tai chi improves upper and lower body strength.
However, there is another energy healing system inherent in the Tai Chi form which is just as potent and often even more pertinent to one's health as it strikes are particular illnesses and conditions via the "Extra Meridians" as we do the form.
This "Special Energy Movement" also gives us a way to see how we are going with reference to our internalizing of the form. You will only feel these energy flows when you are really getting there and everything that you are supposed to be doing is working.
Like being in a state of "Sung" and each part of the body moving in complete harmony, beginning and finishing at exactly the same time, moving like a perfect sine wave, being at one with the world around you, taking it all in as you move etc.