The Desert Botanical Garden is the traditional setting for the ancient flowing movements of Tai Chi Chuan, the health-boosting Chinese martial art and Dynamic form of Meditation that fuses Yin and Yang. The movements improve breathing, reduce stress and stimulate the mind, promoting longevity and good health. All levels welcome. This class is held outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather. Instructed by Yuri Grevtsev. Limit 30.
Qigong is an internal meditation practice that concentrates on breathing. Breath functions like an anchor for the ever wondering mind. Thoughts and images are coming and going, what stays unchangeable is the rise and fall of the breath. The rise is inhalation and the fall is exhalation. During inhalation the abdomen rises, whereas on the exhalation the abdomen falls or sinks in. Our diaphragm acts like a balloon filling up with air and deflating. While breathing in, we absorb Qi - energy from the outside environment and when breathing out, we disperse the processed Qi. This, in a nutshell, is what Qigong about.