Spread Your Wings

Tai Chi Workout Wisdom - A Dedicated Email

Like a white crane, practitioners of Tai Chi and Qi Gong have spread their wings and enjoyed centuries of benefits from the practice of these ancient arts. Modern-day health professionals like the Mayo Clinic and devout followers alike tout the mental and physical benefits of these  “meditations in motion.” Tai Chi promotes a peaceful mind, agile body and an important mind-body connection. Qi Gong offers similar advantages for the practitioner—awakening the senses, detoxifying the body, as well as fostering a calm vitality and inner peace. 

Acacia brings you the ancient art of movement with a DVD library of low-impact exercises ideal for relieving stress, increasing flexibility and improving vitality. These gentle, but powerful, workout programs —perfect for people of all ages and abilities—feature titles including Tai Chi & Qi Gong Basics with Matthew Cohen and Tai Chi for Beginners with Grandmaster William C.C. Chen. Each DVD offers careful instruction and a flowing practice to train and connect you with your breath. Sharpen the mind and body with this ancient tradition. Practice Tai Chi at home with expert instruction…couldn’t we all use a little de-stressing?

Video clip of Open and Strong: Tai Chi & Qi Gong Basics with Matthew Cohen.

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