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Silk Reeling Exercises & Laojia Yilu Form
What We Practice: Silk Reeling Exercises: Relaxed circular and spiraling movements from the Chen Taiji tradition. These exercises work to energetically lubricate and coordinate the root, waist, spine, and upper torso, and integrate all parts with the body's physical and energetic center, helping to promote harmonious energy flow through the different energy centers and meridians in the body. Laojia Yilu Form: "This form (1st form of Chen Taiji) is used as a tool to help develop a practitioner's strength, balance, coordination, and understanding of basic Taiji principles. The strength of the form is based on the basic "Chan Si Jing" (spiral energy/force). Because of these characteristics, the first form is essential for beginners to learn. It is also beneficial for those who want to practice Taijiquan for health reasons." - (From the Chen Family Taiji website) When: - Ongoing Classes Sundays: 10:30 - Noon (class will not meet if it is raining) Where: Twin Pines Park 1 Twin Pines Ln. Belmont, CA. 94002 (Class meets in the lower, grassy picnic area, across from the stage. On days that area is occupied we will meet a little further into the park, just past the playground area on the side of the main path, which runs adjacent to the creek. Class will not meet on days it is raining) Cost: Donation-based ($10 recommended donation, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

Twin Pines Park

1 Twin Pines Ln. · Belmont, CA

What we're about

Welcome! We are a group of taiji (tai chi) and qigong (chi kung) enthusiasts who gather together in beautiful outdoor settings in different towns in the SF peninsula area to practice the ancient arts of taiji and qigong for health, and meditation.

The practice of qigong includes various different postures, movements, breath and energy awareness, self-massage, and meditation. One could say, qigong in its highest expression, is for mind, energy, and form, to become more fully aligned and integrated with the wholeness of Spirit.

Taijiquan is a form of martial qigong, which can be practiced solely for it's health and meditative benefits, and/or as an internal martial art. When practiced with consistency, these exercises help to relax and strengthen the body, the internal organs, and the immune system, improve balance and agility, build up the protective qi (energy) field, and bring quietude to the mind. This ultimately helps promote longevity and an increased quality of living, as well as a clearer attunement of vital essence, energy, and Spirit (Jing, Qi, Shen). No taiji, qigong, or meditation experience is necessary, all are welcome attend.

(Note: The number of people who sign up for classes in this meetup group is usually not reflective of the actual number of people attending, as most people who attend the classes are not in this meetup group. Classes usually average 5 - 20 people, and class size also varies a bit depending on the location offered)

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