What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is a non-contact, low impact martial art which can be practised by people of any age. This ancient discipline combines slow deliberate movements, meditation and breathing exercises to provide an effective exercise for both your mind and body. Its purpose is to cultivate our internal energy (chi or qi) to flow smoothly throughout the body.
The gentle movement of Tai Chi is deceptive to the eye and hides the many benefits to be gained in its practice. We can only discover the secrets of this ancient, wellbeing practice by learning for ourselves. A teacher can show you where to look, but the student must discover the answers alone.
As a moving meditation, Tai Chi takes you away from the mundane, repetitive exercise regimes of our times. This and its partnering art of Qigong involve body, mind and soul.
Asking our mind to focus on allowing the body to move, our bodies find their natural posture in the circular movements. With mind and body in alignment, the spirit rests and our energy flows gently, restoring natural function and wellbeing to all aspects of our lives.
Tai Chi is a challenge to learn but, with just one class, you will recognise in yourself that which you have forgotten. Listen and follow, these health and wellbeing practices will filter through to many, if not all, aspects of your life adding a beautiful, fulfilling dimension to being alive…
Why learn Tai Chi?
People are drawn to Tai Chi for different reasons – out of curiosity, seeing others quietly practising in a park somewhere or on the recommendation of their health practitioner. Numerous studies have shown tai chi improves mental focus, muscular strength, flexibility, fitness, balance, immunity, pain relief and a better quality of life. People who have already studied other martial arts will add Tai Chi to their kitbag. Offering relaxation, Tai Chi is still a discipline which takes focus, patience and application. It becomes a long term journey for some and is also a social outlet for all.
As beginners to Tai Chi, my husband and I are thrilled that we found Chi generation. Our weekly classes led by Su are welcoming, friendly and inclusive of all levels. We look forward to our continued relationship with Chi Generation as we master the art of Tai Chi. Thank you Su for your patience and humour.
In a world driven by convenience, distractions and speed, Su’s Tai Chi class will teach you to slow down, focus and consider the long game of self-mastery. BYO patience, humility and good humour.
Monday morning Tai Chi with Su is a great start to the week. It’s both a physical and mental workout with a skillful teacher and a friendly group of students.
This Tai Chi school is fantastic! Catering for all levels, Su gently encourages and guides you along as you discover all these beautiful arts have to offer. Fun to be had as well!
I have been with Chi Generation for over six years now and love all the classes and workshops that are presented. Su is not only a lovely person, but an extremely professional and patient instructor. Su is very generous in sharing her knowledge not only Tai Chi but the philosophy and health benefits of Chinese martial arts. we learn a variety of bare-hand forms, as well as sword, fu chen and Qigong. Love them all!
A fantastic and engaging school, teaching an ancient and astounding form of Tai Chi and Qigong. A real gem with a range of venues around the Dandenongs. The teacher is a true Master so join up to get fit, de-stress, become more flexible and make new friends.
I always enjoy going to Su’s Tai Chi classes – each time I walk out feeling relaxed. Re-energised and having learnt more about the practice and philosophy of tai Chi and Qigong. Su is really friendly and approachable, and she has studied these tai Chi forms in depth, so her classes are fun while at the same time helping us to deepen our own practice, and to experience the wonderful benefits of Tai Chi.