Tai Chi is an Asian martial art practiced for many reasons including defense training, its health benefits such as balance and core strengthening. The chi in Tai Chi means qi or ki, “life energy.” The concept of Tai Chi appears in Taoist philosophy, where it represents the fusion of Ying and Yang into a single ultimate.
In Body & Brain yoga, you can learn basic form of Tai Chi through DahnMuDo.
DahnMuDo is a comprehensive system of movement that is derived from the ancient tradition of Korean healing and martial arts forms. It includes principles and practices for the enhancement of life energy and for the development of the ability to use energy. It can be literally translated as “the art of being limitless.” The word dahn means “energy”; mu means “limitless”; and do means “the way.” Thus, it is a discipline designed to develop power and to uncover endless creative energy.
In this non-combative, healing martial art, we learn how to use our body to enhance our mental and spiritual strength while gaining a sense of personal integrity. The ultimate goal of DahnMuDo is to develop a complete human being who has full mastership of body, mind, and spirit.
While many DahnMuDo forms can be physically challenging, it is gentle enough to be practiced by anyone of any age. The speed, strength, intensity, and height of particular moves might be different for each individual practitioner, but the forms are deliberately designed to benefit every person, regardless of their physical or mental state.
Qigong is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from Asia. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy, qi.
Qi is the animating power that flows through all living things. Gong is translated as cultivation or work, and definitions include practice, skill, mastery, and achievement. The two words are combined to describe systems to cultivate and balance life energy.