This group is for Tai-Chi practitioners to meet other people to share their experiences and practice together. You are also welcome to join us if you would like to learn T'ai chi ch'uan (sometimes spelled as Taijiquan but commonly shortened as Tai Chi). We do not charge any fees nor we provide any formal instructions (unless some of our members are occasionally willing to work with beginners), but you are welcome to join us and follow along while we practice to learn it.
TaiChi is a practice that cultivates balance and harmony which are both essential for our well being regardless if it's internally (health & longevity) or externally (sustainability & eco-living).
We are doing a long TaiChi Chuan Yang form. You are welcome to join practicing it or practice your form (Tai-Chi Chen-style, Tai-Chi Wu-style, Tai-Chi Sun-style, Tai-Chi Yang-style short form, etc.)
The focus of our practice is on health, flexibility, balance, meditation, and only after that on Martial Art applications.
This group is for the entire Chicago-land but we currently meet in West suburbs. If you are interested to host/organize an event in your area please feel free to contact us so we could help you to organize it.
Let's meet for an outside practice at Lyman Woods!
Maybe we even will be lucky to see a deer there again!
General format of our meeting:
• Standing meditation/relaxation (about 20 minutes)
• Stretching exercises (about 10 minutes)
• Long form (about 15 minutes)
• Small break/Socializing/Discussion (about 10 minutes)
• Long form - second time (about 15 minutes)
• Small break/Socializing/Discussion (about 5 minutes)
• Push Hands practice for advanced practitioners (about 15 minutes)
Direction to the park from Butterfield Rd. or I-88: Exit on Highland Ave. Take Highland South. Turn left (East) on 31st St. The entrance to Lyman Woods will be on your right. We will meet either at the picnic area next to Information Building or right behind it.
Special Notice: This is an outside event that subject to a weather conditions. Please check your email or the event page before arriving, if doubt whether we will practice.
Please use the "Comment" area at the bottom of the event page to offer/ask for rides and post any general questions or comments.