May – September 2017: Free Tai Chi sessions

DMU Confucius Institute (DMU CI), collaborating with Leicester City Council and International Taijiquan and Shaolin Wushu Association, will run a series of free Tai Chi sessions in Market Square (LE1 5HQ) every Tuesday and Saturday between 7.45-8.30am.The first Tai Chi session will start on Tuesday 16 May 2017. Tai Chi is suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

 

DMU Confucious Institute summer school 2017

What is Tai Chi?

Based on softness and awareness rather than force and resistance, Tai Chi has been recognised as a method of self-cultivation and an unexcelled form of self-defence.

Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi movements are widely acknowledged to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system.

 

What are the health benefits of Tai Chi?

Regular practice of Tai Chi nourishes the body, mind, and spirit.

As physical exercise, Tai Chi strengthens the legs and improves balance. The slow shifting of weight from leg to leg helps the circulation of blood through the body, improving heart health.

As we learn to relax physically, we learn to relax our thoughts and emotions, relieving the stress of family, relationships and work.

 

What if I have health problems or disabilities?

Properly taught and practiced, Tai Chi can be safely and productively done by anyone who can stand and walk. The movements and postures of the Tai Chi form can and should be done at your individual capacity and adapted to your current condition.

 

In case of cancellation, it will be announced on the Facebook page of Leicester Market.

 

Please feel free to contact DMU Confucius Institute at ci@dmu.ac.uk if you have any questions.

 

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