ONLINE: T'ai chi (taijiquan or t’ai chi ch’uan) is a traditional Chinese moving meditation, martial art and health exercise. The practice, based on slow, continuous, whole-body movement, results in increased energy, well-being and mental, emotional and physical balance. Scientific studies have verified its benefits, and medical professionals now endorse it for numerous chronic conditions, including arthritis, balance difficulties, Parkinson’s disease and fibromyalgia. It is easy to practice, requires no special space or equipment and encourages a joyful, reflective approach to daily life. In this experiential course, you will gain proficiency with the movements as the instructor teaches, demonstrates and leads. Video recordings allow for independent practice between classes. This fall, we welcome those who are experienced and those who are new. We'll focus on the Moonlight sequence from the traditional Wu Hao style, and study internal practices that help us feel and enhance personal energy. | Active Skill Learning.
Max enrollment: 200.
Class sessions are recorded.
Jay Dunbar (M.A., Duke, English literature; Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill, education) is director of the Magic Tortoise Taijiquan School (magictortoise.com). An “indoor” student of Grandmaster Jou Tsung Hwa, he has studied taijiquan and qigong since 1975 and has taught in the Triangle area since 1979. He has offered courses through OLLI each year since 2003, and for the Fall 2020 term he successfully transitioned the course to Zoom. He's a pro!