Based in Bristol, I teach Taiji 37 Form and Tai Chi and Qi Gong exercises from the Taijiwuxigong system (pronounced Tai chi woo she gong). In essence this is about finding balance in body and mind. Health and happiness are what we are about, and this system of exercises developed by Grandmaster Dr Shen Hongxun can be practised by people of any age, whether they are in good health and physically fit, or whether they are less mobile.
Taiji 37 Form
Tai chi 37 Form is based on the principles of Nanpai (Southern school) Taijiquan and consists of 37 positions flowing seamlessly from one into the next. Practising the form is a popular way to begin studying Tai Chi. It’s movements are noted for their mindful calming qualities. It will provide you with a clear exercise routine, a focus and structure for practise and a basis from which to begin to explore Tai chi in more detail through the greater understanding of Tai chi postures and forces. Through this, you will begin to unlock the wider health benefits of the practise.
Tai chi & Qi Gong
The Tai chi and Qi Gong exercises of the Taijiwuxigong system were developed from the principles of Taiji by my teacher Dr Shen Hongxun. The focus is on improving posture and clearing negative information such as metabolic waste products and emotional information (known as binqi) through the body’s energy channels and meridians. The exercises can benefit adults of all ages and children and are a fun way to improve physical health and emotional well being. There is something to suit everyone, from dynamic physical exercises, to quiet/mindful sitting or lying down exercises. All the exercises can be adapted and practiced by anyone, regardless of age, previous experience or level of mobility.
Taijiwuxigong was the most successful qigong system developed in China in the 1980’s. As such it was endorsed as the most effective system at the 1988 World Qigong Congress held in Beijing.
Note that the term Qigong can be spelt ‘Chi Kung’ and Tai Chi can be spelt ‘Taiji’