Qigong & Walking Meditation at the NC Arboretum

Fridays 9am – 10am / September 6th – October 11th

North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville

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Qigong means the skill (gong) of regulating life energy (qi) to improve health. Qigong is the foundation of Tai Chi, a moving meditation that combines flowing postures, breath-work, and meditation in motion. Accessible to all ages and all bodies, Qigong promotes healthy circulation, reduces blood pressure, optimizes joint mobility, releases muscle tension, improves balance and coordination, boosts energy and cognition, and invites a sense of inner calm and ease. Each week our Qigong practice is followed by a slow silent walking meditation to savor the spring flowers, budding trees, and bird song as spring unfolds in the Plants of Promise Garden. Click Here to Register

Tai Chi Ten Form at the NC Arboretum

8 Wednesdays 9 – 10am / July 31st – September 18th

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Tai Chi 10 Form is a simple elegant short form that introduces the signature movements of Tai Chi Chuan in a compact sequence. A wonderful practice for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, participants will learn the basic principles of each movement as well as modifications to accommodate individual needs. Tai chi is a meditative exercise consisting of relaxed and focused movements that clear the mind and calm the nervous system while improving balance, strength, flexibility, stability, coordination, joint health, memory, and attentional skills. Video practices will be provided to assist participants in practicing on their own time between sessions or in the case of missed sessions.

The deep happiness of well-being comes from caring for yourself and loving the world.

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