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Tai Chi Qigong

Tony Bennett

Email: taichiqigongteacher@gmail.com

Tel: 015242 61944

Text: 07747001907

Tony Bennett has teamed up with Lakeland & Lunesdale Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic Ltd to offer workshops and one-to-one training in Tai Chi & Qigong to clients.

Tai Chi Qigong is very much in the press these days. Reported by the BBC, a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests Tai Chi helps with pain and stiffness in arthritis. It can also help improve quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, improving joint function, relieving and preventing back pain and arthritis, overcoming exhaustion, relieving unhelpful moods, managing chronic health conditions such as Chronic Fatigue, Parkinsonís Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

Tai Chi Qigong is an ancient practice, taking us back to our human roots when feeling was our guide rather than our intellect. Reading our feelings, and responding in ways that change those feelings for the better, is a lost skill. Those people who developed Tai Chi Qigong worked to put together the elements of that skill and passed it on to others over at least 5000 years.

Tai Chi Qigong is a way of becoming more attuned to our physical bodies and our emotions to enable us to relax, taking tension out of our bodies and changing the way that we feel. Through taking control of ourselves, this has a direct impact on our body's immune and healing systems and therefore our general and specific well-being.

We practice Tai Chi Qigong both sitting down and standing up, through being still and through movement. The movements are gentle and slow, taking the strain out of our muscles and joints.

Tai Chi Qigong can be practiced by anyone, whatever their condition and ability. Its benefits range from easing stiffness, reducing or removing pain, increasing flexibility and ease of movement to bringing about greater peace and confidence. It complements conventional medicine well.

Tony has a Diploma in Stress Management Training, a qualification in Person-Centred Counselling and Certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique. He is a Registered Instructor of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain.

Tony is currently offering hourly one-to-one sessions at the clinic which cost £35, and workshops which are £10 per session. If you would like further information, or to book a Tai Chi Qigong session, please contact the clinic or contact Tony directly.

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