New Class! Tai Chi/Qigong Gentle Flow, Wednesday 12pm

New Class! Tai Chi/Qigong Gentle Flow, Wednesday 12pm

We are excited to add Tai Chi/ Qigong (pronounced CHEE-gung) Gentle Flow to the schedule on Wednesdays at 12pm beginning in April. Led by Richard Tate, this class consists of gentle stretches and graceful movements developed from the ancient Chinese traditions of Tai Chi and Qigong. Movements are slow, circular, and performed from a stationary posture. This practice is low impact but still highly aerobic and accessible to everyone.

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Benefits of this Practice

Western medical research has documented that practicing the slow, rhythmic, and relaxed movements of Tai Chi/Qigong offers the following physical benefits:

* Improved balance and posture
* Increased blood oxygen levels and circulation; decreased blood pressure
* Improved core strength, muscle strength, flexibility and stamina
* Enhanced brain health by stimulation of neural pathways
* Enhanced immune system and improved energy levels

Introducing Richard Tate

Richard Tate has studied martial arts, Tai Chi, and Qigong for over 30 years and is a certified instructor of Tai Chi and Qigong. After retiring from his position as Executive Director of the Williamsburg Inn, Richard began his second career teaching Tai Chi and Qigong in several venues including the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, Riverside Wellness & Fitness, and CNU’s Life Long Learning Society.

Richard and his wife Margie practice yoga regularly at Body Balance. We are excited to welcome Richard to our teaching staff!

We are still operating under COVID restrictions so this class is limited to 8 participants. Please visit our website or use our app to sign up for this class.

If you have any questions or need more information, please call us at 757-221-0774.


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