Paul Silk Acupuncture and Massage in New Southgate, Barnet

Tai Chi & Qi Gung

How can Qi Gung & Tai Chi help me?
Qi Gung and Tai Chi encourage your body to relearn a relaxed and neutral posture. The positions and movements of Tai Chi and Qi Gung, , with enough commitment and practice, allow the body to move long-standing pain and improve range of motion and joint suppleness. In Tai Chi and Qi Gung deep breathing is encouraged and facilitated. Research suggests that the benefits of Tai Chi include improved balance, pain management, and improved cognitive function in people with and without chronic conditions. Other possible benefits include improved sleep quality and an enhanced immune system.

What is Qi Gung?
Qi Gung are a set of postures that can be held or moved between. These postures cultivate strength in the limbs, improve balance and open the joints. The focus on breathing during Qi Gung practice creates a meditative benefit of stress relief and aids respiratory and circulatory function.

What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is a martial art that developed into its more widely recognised 'modern' form at the beginning of the 19th century under Yang Luchan. It is taught primarily as a health practice using the smooth and fluid movements found in nature and animal movements. Performed slowly these create a strong, resilient and supple body. Paul Silk is an instructor of the Wu Shi Taiji Quan & Qi Gung Association and a student of Michael Acton, a 5th Generation Wu Style Taiji and Qi Gong disciple of Master Li Li Qun of Shanghai.

Tai Chi & Qi Gung. Sifu Michael Acton
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