Sunrise Tai Chi and Kayaking
6:30 - 8:30 AM
With a brain-oriented holistic approach to health, Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi training improves flexibility and strength, gives tools for living mindfully and how to create a more balanced and holistic lifestyle. Our gentle exercises are suitable for all ages and body types! In the 45 minute demonstration, you'll experience light stretching for increased flexibility, strength, improved circulation and alignment. We'll work on breathing exercises that include deep breathing to relax your body and clear your mind. Then we'll do Tai Chi postures to learn to shift your focus away from your busy day and in the present moment.
A one-hour guided paddling excursion will follow the Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi practice. It's the perfect time to appreciate moving freely and feeling your balance atop the water following the grounding Body & Brain session.
The Tai Chi aspect is a mixture of Tai Chi and KiGong:
Tai Chi is an Asian martial art practiced for many reasons including defense training, its health benefits such as balance and core strengthening. The chi in Tai Chi means qi or ki, “life energy.” The concept of Tai Chi appears in Taoist philosophy, where it represents the fusion of Ying and Yang into a single ultimate.
Ki gong is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from Asia. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy, Ki. Ki is the animating power that flows through all living things. Gong is translated as cultivation or work, and definitions include practice, skill, mastery, and achievement. The two words are combined to describe systems to cultivate and balance life energy.