T’ai Chi is based on principles derived from ancient Chinese philosophical texts such as the I Ching and Tao Te Ching.
These principles help you to focus on the internal aspects. You have to recognize the internal before you begin to venture into the realms of energy and spirit. If you tap into the principles properly, you discover the stillness in the movement and, in turn, the energy that flows through your spirit.
Regular practice of T’ai Chi:
- Strengthens and stimulates every muscle, joint, organ, gland and tissue of your body
- Encourages chi to flow through the acupuncture meridians of the body and dissolves energy blockages
- Heals chronic health problems and joint and back injuries
- Raises energy level and improves circulation
- Relieves stress, even deep unconscious stress that often goes undetected
- Reverses many symptoms associated with the “normal” process of ageing
- Strengthens the immune system
- Stabilizes blood pressure
- Twists and turns, the basic requirement of every T’ai Chi movement, help to digest food
- Restores youthful flexibility and stamina
- Makes you stronger, healthier and more vibrant with the passing years
- Eliminates internal weakness, the root cause of all disease
- Confers greater sexual endurance
T’ai Chi for Corporate Stress Management
T’ai Chi is an ideal antidote to modern day stress. T’ai Chi’s principles of balance and focus fit in perfectly into the corporate scenario. At present, Tai Chi is fast becoming universally recognized as a high-level system of health that can benefit people of all ages. In addition to health and healing, T’ai Chi also encompasses philosophy, spirituality and self-defence. Recognized in China for centuries as a “fountain of youth”, T’ai Chi has a calming effect on the mind and nerves. The slow, gentle movements are aesthetically appealing and are reminiscent of dance steps.
Learn to relieve stress and restore depleted energy with Seven Simple Exercises based on this internal martial art. In these two- or three-day workshops, each consisting of three hours, you will discover how to improve your balance and flexibility, combat fatigue, tap into your energy, breathe mindfully and meditate and enhance your sense of peace and well-being. The workshop includes a special T’ai Chi Spinal Stretch that systematically unlocks spinal tension, restores youthful pliability, and eliminates back pain permanently.
These exercises do not require any special place, clothing, equipment, or time. They are gentle and easy enough for anyone to learn, regardless of age or physical ability. Along with the workshop, we also provide instructional DVDs which serve as a reminder system.
Sensei Desai has successfully conducted T’ai Chi workshops for several corporate houses, organisations and events like the Aditya Birla Group of Companies, Lilavati Hospital (for stroke patients), Reebok, Reliance Money, Johnson & Johnson, Bharat Petroleum, Times of India (Mumbai & Delhi), Western Naval Command, Central Railways, Crossword, Magna, NCPA, Help Libraray, Mita Vashisht (for underprivileged children), Blue Lotus Communications, Melange, Lions’ Club, Indus, YPO, Nirmala Niketan, American School, IIT, IIM, Jamnabai Narsee School, St Xavier’s College, Celebrate Bandra And Kalaghoda Arts Festivals.
*Stress Management workshops may be scheduled at your office or business location.
T’ai Chi for Seniors
Many people gravitate towards T’ai Chi because it improves their ability to balance. T’ai Chi is extremely useful especially for the older people whose fear of falling makes them afraid to go out. T’ai Chi for Seniors focuses on gentle movements to restore youthful pliability and joint mobility, increase circulation, improve balance, strengthen the immune system, and increase energy levels. Many of the exercises presented may be performed both sitting and standing.
*T’ai Chi for Seniors Courses and workshops may be scheduled at your local community center, condominium, health club, etc.
T’ai Chi for Youth and Children
Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. The child is mentally free. We are the ones who place limitations on them. Treat him/ her like a champion. Train him/ her like a champion. Eventually he/ she will be a champion.
T’ai Chi for Children offers healthy solutions to many of the challenges that children face growing up today. T’ai Chi training places great emphasis on healthy character development and ethical conduct.
Trains mind-body coordination
Teaches healthy postural habits and overall physical development
Cultivates self-discipline, self-control, and emotional balance
Develops mental concentration and the ability to focus
Builds self-esteem and a sense of pride to always give one’s best effort
Teaches mutual cooperation rather than competition with others
Encourages healthy food habits
*T’ai Chi for Children Courses and workshops may be scheduled in schools, youth centers, community centers, etc.
T’ai Chi for Martial Artists
This is a course designed specifically for individuals with a martial art background. This course includes:
The importance of Standing Meditation for developing martial skills
Joint loosening movements to optimize your current warm-up routine
T’ai Chi breathing methods
Silk reeling training: the master key to good health and internal power
How to test structural alignment and body mechanics
Push Hands to develop practical martial skills
Interpretation and application of Taichi and other martial art forms
All information presented in this workshop is practical and immediately applicable, and will lead to new perspectives and possibilities in your martial art training, regardless of style or level of training.
*T’ai Chi for Martial Artists workshops may be scheduled in established martial art schools and training centers. We offer courses for both students and instructors.[box]
Classes in Bandra:
Amphitheatre, Palm Promenade,
Opp. Landmark bldg and Cafe Coffee Day,
Carter Road, Bandra (W).
(Note: The classes are held at the YMCA
Behind Carter Road during monsoon)
Day: Thursday (7.30 to 9.00 am)
Ground Floor, Near Hongkong Bank,
Hill Road, Bandra West,
Mumbai – 400050
Day: Tuesday and Friday (5.45 to 7.00 pm)
Tel.: 022 – 2671 6630[/box]
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