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TAI CHI

The Art of Energy Balancing

What is Tai Chi?

What is Tai Chi all about? Tai Chi refers to the natural balance of life energy. Since ancient times, people have noticed that Nature tends to find balance, and they’ve developed methods to tap into this natural energy phenomenon. We can say that many energy practices, like Qigong and various healing martial arts, are forms of Tai Chi.

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How does Tai Chi work?

Tai Chi exercises emphasize energy circulation, breathing and balance, along with mindfulness and concentration. You can practice these exercises while standing, seated or even while lying down. Over time, by practicing Tai Chi you can develop a heightened awareness of your own energy. Many people report feeling physically stronger and lighter, with emotions more calm and mind more clear.

Benefits of Tai Chi

What is Tai Chi good for? Tai Chi practice is recommended for overall wellness. It can help with balance, alignment, and stress reduction. Tai Chi exercises can also serve as a form of meditation. Tai Chi energy-balancing exercises are great for people of all ages, and can be adapted for your own condition. You may experience:

  • Less stress
  • Improved mood
  • Increased energy and stamina
  • Reduced chronic pain
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved flexibility, balance and agility
  • Improved muscle strength and definition

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Body & Brain Tai Chi

Body & Brain centers offer a form of Tai Chi called DahnMuDo, which means "The Way of Limitless Energy." In this type of class you'll learn a series of slow, flowing, energy-balancing movements derived from Qigong and the martial arts, based on Tai Chi principles.

At Body & Brain, you'll also find energy sensing and balancing Tai Chi exercises incorporated into a variety of our classes and workshops:

  • Many of the deep stretches in our regular classes and special workshops are derived from Qigong postures. They’re designed to help improve your energy circulation from head to toe.
  • You can experience energy sensing meditation, a practice in which you feel energy between your hands.
  • You can also experience Dahn Mu ("Energy Dance"), a free-form dance designed to help you feel oneness and harmony with the energy around you.

OUR TAI CHI CLASSES
BENEFITS

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POSTURES FOR STRENGTH AND STABILITY

  • Strengthen your lower body and core muscles
  • Improve your balance and body awareness
  • Release tension from your back and shoulders
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POSTURES FOR CIRCULATION AND BREATHING

  • Open blockages in the meridians
  • Activate and improve overall energy circulation
  • Deepen the breath and improve focus
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ADVANCED EXERCISES FOR QI MANAGEMENT

  • Control your flow of energy
  • Balance the different energies of the body
  • Brighten your spirit and open your heart
  • Develop healing energy to share with others

Tai Chi Videos

BODY & BRAIN TAI CHI QIGONG
PRINCIPLE BASICS

Body & Brain's national DahnMuDo trainer, Master Yoo, introduces the principles of energy development through Tai Chi and Qigong in this short video.

THE TRY GUYS LEARN
BODY & BRAIN TAI CHI

Body & Brain Tai Chi was featured by The Try Guys YouTube channel! Watch Keith, Ned, Zach, and Eugene try Tai Chi for the first time at Body & Brain Center in Pasadena, CA.

How to Get Started
with Tai Chi

Try the best online or in-person Tai Chi class near you. We can help you make a plan for how to achieve your goals with Body & Brain practice.

What People Say About
Body & Brain Tai Chi

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Diep Ngoc Mai

"Tai Chi works perfectly for me, in knowing myself, healing myself, and becoming self-confident and humble at the same time. If you are ready to become a peaceful warrior for your life and for the world, then Tai Chi is for you."

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Debby Egan

"I've had a life-long interest in holistic healing, so I was naturally attracted to the energy-balancing Tai Chi and Qigong practices at Body & Brain. I felt such empowerment over my body and mind as I worked at the practice! I realize more deeply that we need to be strong, both physically and mentally, to overcome the obstacles life throws at us."

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Marta Werner

"I am now able to focus my energy, and noticed that my mind and emotions are more consistently balanced. I feel stronger energy moving through my body, healing my mind and spirit as well as my physical body, giving me a sense of well-being and calmness. I feel greater personal empowerment, value and purpose."

JOIN FREE GROUP CLASS

Try one of our 1-hour regular live online group classes combining stretching, breathwork and meditation. An instructor will meet you before or after your class for 30 minutes to check your current energy (Qi or Ki) condition and provide personalized guidance on how to best utilize our exercises and programs.