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Tai Chi

We offer Tai Chi, adapted specifically for cancer patients

The practice involves a combination of Tai Chi and Qigong movements that can be accomplished either seated or standing and tailored to suit your condition.

This type of exercise may appeal to those of you who prefer some sort of activity that is not too demanding and once the basic moves have been mastered, may be practised easily at home.

Not sure what Tai Chi is, then take a look at this video and watch our instructor, Dmitry Sokolik, demonstrate some of the exercises.

Tai Chi originated in China as a martial art and has been referred to as “Meditation In Movement” with the emphasis on slowness, balance, breath and relaxation. It is both a physical and mental exercise that combines a series of postures to create a form that flows like the choreography of a dance.

The health benefits may include increased flexibility, coordination, improved balance, self awareness and stress reduction.

Qigong is an easy to learn system of energy enhancing exercises that coordinates movement with breathing and inner concentration. The primary aim of this form of practise is to gently build and regulate your vitality by enhancing the movement of Qi, or vital force, around your body.

Qigong is often used as a warm up to centre the mind and body before the practice of Tai Chi.

We offer a FREE 6 week introductory seated class. You can then progress and joining an ongoing standing class for which you would normally pay £6.00 per attendance. 

Classes take place at the Methodist Hall in Huntingdon.

Would you like to know more about our instructor, Dmitry? To read about him and his journey,  pop over to this website: www.cambs-taichi.co.uk/instructors

For enquiries please call Amanda on 01480 416410, or email aburridge@nhs.net