Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

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In these two classes, instructor Anson Rathbone will introduce a breathing and movement practice called Tai Chi Qigong 18 Forms. This set was developed in the late 1970s by Professor Lin Hou Sheng, a renowned Qi Gong master, martial artist and healer. It is made up of a combination of movements from Taijichuan (Tai Chi) and Qigong breathing and movements. When done regularly, the set has been shown to have many benefits for the mind and body. It is simple to learn, and the moves can be adapted to suit the needs of the individual.

Class 1 will be an overview of the first half of the set and class 2 will be an overview of the second half of the set, so participation in both sessions is recommended. Each class will have a short Q&A segment at the end. Recordings of both classes will be available for review on the Library’s YouTube channel.

Instructor Anson Rathbone became an acupuncturist after pursuing an interest in various Chinese therapeutic exercises, including Tai Chi Chuan and various styles and forms of Qi Gong and Dao Yin. He has long held to the ideal of putting effective traditional methods for health restoration and maintenance into people’s hands so that they may use them to sustain their wellbeing.

This program requires pre-registration.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

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This event finished on 22 May 2021


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