Tai Chi

Quest for Balance Tai Chi Classes

Meet Sherry Mou

Sherry Mou has been offering Tai Chi as a special event since 2019. She is Professor of Asian Studies at DePauw University and has taught Tai Chi for more than 20 years.

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The Tai Chi Experience

Tai chi returns to the studio for an 8 week series beginning Tuesday February 6, 2024 at 5:30pm with Sherry Mou!

Investment: $160

Tai Chi I and II teach the 24-movement Tai chi chuan, a gentle practice that combines movement with breath in a continuous flow. Tai chi I will cover the basics along with the first 12 movements and Tai Chi II will continue with the second series of movements while reviewing the first series of movements from Tai Chi I. Both classes are 8 weeks in length.

During these guided movements, we lead the experience encouraging a meditative state of mind, and controlled breathing. Tai chi originated as an ancient martial art in China. With the practice of balance and meditation, Tai Chi has many health benefits.

What Is Tai chi?

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese practice that is often used for both physical exercise and self-defense. It is known as a “moving meditation” because it combines gentle physical movements with mental focus and relaxation. The practice has been around for centuries and is still widely practiced today. But why is tai chi good for you?

The physical benefits of tai chi are numerous. Practicing tai chi can improve balance, flexibility, strength, and endurance. It can also improve posture, help with coordination, and reduce stress. In addition to the physical benefits, tai chi can also be beneficial for your mental and emotional health. The practice can help improve your concentration and focus, reduce stress and anxiety, and help you relax.

The practice of tai chi is based on the Chinese philosophy of yin and yang. This philosophy states that everything in life is interconnected and that finding balance is essential for good health. The practice of tai chi is designed to help you find this balance by improving your physical and mental wellness.

Tai chi is a low-impact exercise that can be done by people of all ages and fitness levels. It is an excellent choice if you’re looking for an exercise that is easy on the joints and can be done in almost any environment.

Overall, tai chi is an excellent practice for your physical, mental, and emotional health. The low-impact movements can help improve your balance, flexibility, strength, and endurance, and can also help reduce stress and anxiety. Whether you’re looking for a physical exercise or a way to relax and find balance, tai chi is an excellent choice.

Watch a video of the 24 movements of Tai Chi flow.