Let’s test your Tai Chi posture and alignment. Follow Shifu Shirley in a series of different Tai Chi movements while balancing an object on your head. Can you keep your head and spine still and maintain your Tai Chi vertical pole while practicing Tai Chi? Balance an object on your head while we practice Cloud Hands, Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane, Repulsing the Monkey, Brush Knee and Press, Golden Rooster Standing on One Leg, Heel Kicks, and Double Punch to Opponent’s Ears.
Learn the correct alignment of the bai hui point on your head and the hui yin point on your perineum and the correct alignment of your shoulders and hips to help you maintain your posture. When you learn proper posture and alignment, not only will your Tai Chi be better but you will also alleviate everyday pain from habitual misalignment.
New Haven Museum presents a free Tai Chi class this Sunday at 2PM by Shifu Shirley Chock at the Pardee-Morris House Lawn, located at 325 Lighthouse Rd in New Haven, CT. The event is free and open to the public. Excerpt from the press release:
Typically, the first five days of every month is the FREE ACCESS period for all of our instructional videos. However, since we are on school recess for the week, we are expanding the free access period from June 30 through July 8! Click the links below 👇 to access the instruction folders and type in the password: Free
TAI CHI LESSONS
HEALTH QIGONG LESSONS
In celebration of another successful season of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, we uploaded a video from the 2019 festival where Shifu Shirley Chock gave a presentation titled Tai Chi: An Ancient Solution to Modern Problems. Shifu Shirley was one of the presenters in the Habits to Heal: Exploring Practices for Mindfulness and Wellness ideas talk. In this presentation, Shifu Shirley translates the meaning of Tai Chi, explains the Yin Yang theory in simple terms everyone can understand, and explains how this ancient art has lost its full meaning in its transmission from the East to the West. Learn why this ancient practice holds the answer to solve the stressful problems of our modern life.
What do you do when your energy is completely depleted and your well runs empty? Watch Shifu Shirley engage in a Qigong standing tree pose meditation to restore her own energy and listen to her explain the energy flows she’s feeling during the meditation.
Our Summer 2021 Session begins this Saturday! Reminder: Saturday morning classes will no longer be held in Eisenhower Park. Check our Schedule and Fees webpage for details. New student welcome to try classes for free!
There will be new Zoom links for Saturday and Tuesday classes. All current registered students will automatically receive the Zoom links via email. Email us if you are not currently registered and would like to join us via Zoom.
*Note about Wednesday Zoom Classes* Shifu Jonas will resume Wednesday classes later on in July. Stay tuned for details.
Save the Date! On Saturday, September 25, join us, Grandmaster Aiping Cheng and her husband Bob Lepper, as we celebrate our school's 25th year anniversary. More details to come in the summer.
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