Tai Chi/Qi Gong Flow

Tai Chi class
Qi (chi) is the “life force energy” in our bodies. This Tai Chi and Qi Gong Flow class combines breathing with slow, fluid movements to help restore balance in the body’s energy system between “yin” and “yang” energy. Rhythmic movements help reduce stress and tension, improve balance and mobility, and promote clear thinking and overall well-being.
No previous experience in Tai Chi or Qi Gong is needed. Students are encouraged to practice at their own pace and can even practice seated if preferred.
Friday
Online
10:00 am
Instructor: Ann Ford

Instructor: Ann Ford

Ann has been in the fitness world since 1998 and starting her 24th year of teaching yoga and group fitness. She is a registered yoga teacher (500 hrs.) and soon to be a 900 hour yoga therapist. She is also a certified Tai Chi Instructor. She loves teaching Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Group Fitness and Tai Chi/ Qi Gong. She also has extensive training for individuals living with and beyond cancer. Her yoga sessions are therapeutic in nature. perfect for those looking to regain their range of motion, reduce stress and tension. She assists those wanting to regain their strength and regain their lives again. She integrates the mind/body approach in all of her work. Her work is tailored to meet the needs of the student- no matter where they’re at on their journey. More information about Ann’s extensive training and contact information can be found on her website: www.skyyoga.net

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FOUR PILLARS

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Flexibility: Ability to move joints well enough to prevent injury through a full range of motion.

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Aerobics: Increases breathing and heart rate; also known as “cardio.”

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Balance: Encourages functional movement to prevent falls. Important for safety, especially if experiencing neuropathy.

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Strength: Increases coordination and ability to move weight — bodyweight or other. Form is always more important than weight!

INTENSITY LEVELS

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Very Low: Focused on moving slowly and breathing deeply. An excellent starting point or a restorative activity to combine with other workouts.

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Low: Involves light activity that doesn’t feel hard; it may not change your breathing pattern or make you sweat.
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Moderate: Gets your heart pumping but will generally allow you to carry on a normal conversation.

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High: Requires endurance and may be intense enough that normal conversation may not be possible.

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