Tai chi with Keith
Tai Chi is a Chinese Internal Martial Art originally developed in 13th-Century China, but is perhaps more commonly practiced around the world today as a health-promoting exercise, combining slow and gentle movements with synchronised breathing.
Tai Chi has been shown to reduce anxiety, stress, lower back pain, joint pain, headaches, sleeping disorders and arthritis, among many other benefits. Tai Chi can also increase mobility, flexibility, balance and mental quietude. In addition, Tai Chi has been shown to improve aerobic capacity, increased energy levels and build muscle strength.
This instructor of this class no less than a hero! Keith, a war veteran, who served in Afghanistan, made a drastic shift in his lifestyle as he embraced Taichi and veganism. He says “After years of heartbreak from the loss of comrades in Afghanistan, the anger of several failed relationships, the pain of an abused body and the anxiety of not knowing what to do with my life, I found a tool that offered me a path to greater self-mastery – Tai Chi. Tai Chi’s graceful, fluid movements offers you time and space to do, not think; to move and act without hesitation. Tai Chi focuses the mind, exercises the body and can even help you manage reactions to strong emotions.”Yoga & Qi Gong Hub full timetable
Qi Gong with Keith
Qigong (also called as chi gung or chi kung) is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique. The first part “Qi” translates as vital energy, information, breath or spirit and “gong” means skill cultivated through steady practice. Simply put, it’s mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, meditation , controlled movement and breathing, and focused intent.
Taught by Keith Abraham, the Qigong class will be composed of standing postures and simple movements that will stretch the body, soften the mind and build awareness of the link between the two.Yoga & Qi Gong Hub full timetable