Principles of Tai Chi (LPE 0670): Thursdays, 6/7-7/26, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at HETC: Improve your health and well-being with Qi Gong and Tai Chi. This traditional Chinese health care system is based on having all of your body systems in balance. Regular practice unlocks the flow of energy through the body and can be used treat or help prevent a wide range of illnesses. Qi Gong promotes relaxation while building internal strength. Sun style, also good for joint health, is a therapeutic art that uses gentle flowing motion to reduce the stress of busy lifestyles by promoting internal health, balance and agility.
Read more about this transformative class from instructor Scott Garske:
One of the mysteries of Tai Chi and Qigong is the cultivation of this thing called,” Chi”. Chi means life force. Tai Chi and Qigong are moving meditations that increase -the flow of this life force or Chi in the body. Some of the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong are as follows:
- Improved balance in the body, mind and spirit
- Less stress
- Improved immune system
- A deeper connection to life
- Help with arthritis, fibroymyalga, cancer, depression and other imbalances in the body
- Better emotional balance
I first enrolled in the Tai Chi class at Harper one summer several years ago; I’ve enrolled every semester since then. I’ve taken Tai Chi classes elsewhere and no other one keeps me coming back the way this one does. I keep coming back in large part because of the fabulous instructor, Scott Garske, as well as improved overall health. This Thursday night class is often a highlight of my week. Positive results from class are numerous, including lower blood pressure (my rings are loose after class), an increase in strength and flexibility (class is a good work-out) , and improved focus (with regular practice, I can put the stress of the day aside). Time spent at this Tai Chi class is well worth it!
About the instructor: Scott Garske began his path in Tai Chi thirty years ago, for health reasons . Diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, he was given just five years to live . Garske credits his survival to gifted surgeons and the diligent practice of Tai Chi, which profoundly benefitted his body, mind and spirit . Garske’s goal is to help students learn Tai Chi and practice it regularly to get their bodies back into balance. See him demonstrate Sun Front below:
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Details on this and all our courses are provided in the
January-May 2018 CE Course Schedule or visit our
Tai Chi and Yoga page for additional information.