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T'ai Chi

the Lotus flowerTai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese exercise/art form. It is one of the martial arts. It originated in China around the 5th century A.D. and is now practiced all over China and in many other countries. It comes from the “inner school” of the martial arts – the one that deals with the harmonizing of mind, body and soul; the outer school deals primarily with physical strength, speed and self-defence, ie. Karate etc. It consists of a series of slow graceful movements, which combined with deep rhythmic breathing offer many health benefits.

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Health Benefits
ImageTai Chi offers many health benefits including: 
  • Creates great flexibility in the body.
  • Creates an awareness of how the whole body works together in harmony.
  • Relieves stress through the use of deep breathing.
  • Frees up energy and improves circulation.
  • Improves concentration and memory.
  • Expands lung capacity equal to that of a long distance runner.
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Jo Pender

T’ai Chi classes are being offered by Jo Pender. Jo is originally from Tullamore, but is now residing in Headford. She has been doing T’ai Chi since 1993 and has been teaching since 2001 in Galway and Mayo. With the Yang style one must be practicing for 8 years before being qualified to teach. Jo has a masters degree in Counselling Psychology and is a qualified Shiatsu massage therapist. Having worked in both disciplines Jo finds that T’ai Chi brings mind and body together into one practice.

 

 

 

Jo Pender teaches T'ai Chi in Galway city and county. If you have any questions or if you wish to find out where and what time classes are taking place please contact Jo at:

 

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