Smiling Dragon

Tai Chi & Qigong

 

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Tamara Bennett

Tamara Bennett

Master Trainer Tai Chi for Health Institute

Community tai chi and qigong classes, Skill Building workshops, Tai Chi for Health Instructor Training workshops and Breathe Coaching

Tai Chi & Qigong Classes ~ Franklin District (South of Auckland)yin_yang (Click on the town) Pukekohe ~ Waiuku  ~ Tuakau ~ Patumahoe Tai Chi Skill Building Workshops ~ Nationwide Tai Chi for Instructor Training Workshops ~ Nationwide

What is Tai Chi? 

Seek Stillness within Movement (tai chi … tai chi chuan … taijiquan) “Tai chi ~ an art embracing the mind, body and spirit Originating in ancient China, tai chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits. For many, it continues as a lifetime journey. There are many styles and forms of tai chi, the major ones being ChenYangWuWu (different words in Chinese) and Sun. Each style has its own features, although most styles share the same essential principles. The essential principles include mind integrated with the body; fluidity of the movements; control of breathing; and, mental concentration. The central focus is to enable the qi or life force to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body. Total harmony of the inner and outer self comes from the integration of mind and body, achieved through the ongoing practice of tai chi.” http://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/what-is-tai-chi/

TCHealth_logo170 What is Tai Chi for Health?

“Tai Chi for Health is Modernized Tai Chi!  Dr Paul Lam developed the Tai Chi for Health programs (TCH) incorporating medical knowledge. These programs are proven by medical studies to improve health. The CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends Tai Chi for Arthritis, Arthritis Foundations and many organizations around the world support TCH. A wide range of Instructional DVDs and other products are available here at the SHOP, and worldwide over 15,000 certified instructors are teaching the programs.” http://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/

yin_yangWhat is Qigong?

(qigong, chi gong, chi kung, daoyin, nei gong and yangsheng) Qi or Chi  (chee) = air we breathe, life force or vital-energy Gong (gung) = accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through practice. The Chinese term qigong means energy cultivation or working with the life force energy. Qigong is an ancient Chinese holistic exercise system; coordinating movements with breathing and meditations practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality, to cultivate and balance your qi.

What’s Up with Tamara …

STOP the PRESS !!! NEW DVDs …

  

Dr Paul Lam is very happy to announce that his two new programmes, Tai Chi for Memory and Tai Chi for Heart Conditions are now available on DVD … ORDER HERE 

To celebrate the launch of these new programmes on DVD, we are offering a 25% discount for these two titles on DVD: use coupon code MEMHEARTDVD25 – Valid until the end of July 2018, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promo code.

June 2018 ~ Product of the Month 

Tai Chi for Rehabilitation is suitable for all ages and abilities, and is very versatile.
Receive a 20% discount when you purchase the DVD.
Please use code JUNEDISC when ordering.
Offer expires 30 June 2018. Not to be used with any other discount.
Use this link … ORDER NOW

SHOP ~ www.smilingdragon.co.nz

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Benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong?

  • Tai chi & qigong is FUN!
  • No equipment needed
  • Practice standing, seated, wheelchair, lying down or in the water
  • Suitable for almost any age or physical condition
  • Improve Fitness
  • Increase muscular strength
  • Improve balance & mobility
  • Reduce risk of falls
  • Improve flexibility
  • Relaxation & Stress Relief
  • May improve mental health & well-being
  • Increase cardio-respiratory fitness
  • Improves the immune system
  • Great for rehabilitation
  • Classes and workshops are a wonderful social outings
  • Tai Chi for Health programmes are scientifically proven to be safe & effective for falls prevention
  • Scientific studies show that the practice of tai chi improves, and prevents, almost all chronic conditions including arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease and diabetes.

If you need personal help with your order, please contact Dr Lam's Tai Chi Productions NZ authorised agent Tamara Bennett 021 255 1087