Welcome to Therapeutic Tai Chi with Adrian
What is Tai Chi
Health Benefits of Tai Chi
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai chi, also called Tai Chi Chuan, is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. Tai Chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. In fact, because Tai Chi is a low impact exercise, it may be especially suitable if you're an older adult who otherwise may not exercise.
Source: Mayo Clinic on Tai Chi
Who can take Tai Chi
Tai Chi is very gentle in movement and can be modified based on your own mobility.
You can do Tai Chi standing, seated, or with support. Tai Chi can accommodate everyone in almost any condition and provide great benefits even in a short period of time.
Who we are
Adrian VanKeuren brings over 900 hours of combined classroom and teaching experience in Tai Chi. She is a certified Tai Chi instructor and teaches at the Tai Chi Dojo and holds additional classes at The Sanctuary Wellness Center and Lykens Chiropractic. Adrian also holds professional status with the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association.
Tai Chi is better than the best Vitamin!
There are tremendous benefits to be had by daily Tai Chi practice, some of which are:
Tai Chi & Qigong (Chi Kung) breathing
In all our Tai Chi practices, we make sure to incorporate Qigong (pronounced Chi Kung) breathing. It is deep diaphragmatic breathing for elasticity of the waist, blood circulation to the brain and stimulation for the kidneys for carrying off toxic accumulations so you can refresh the body’s energy.
Benefits of Qigong Breathing
“Your breath should be deep, slow, silent and long. This will reinvigorate you completely.” …Sifu Jou, Tsung Hwa