You see when we're babies we breathe abdominaly. You can even see a baby breathe with their whole body. You can feel a baby grab your finger with tremendous strength, they use their whole body to do that.
As we age we're faced with different stresses that start to accumulate in the body as tension, so we feel tight in the shoulders, the neck, the chest and stomach area. This process causes our breathing to rise into chest (we can potentially lose 30% in our breathing capacity) and our movements to get more segmented, and uncoordinated.
We lose the ability to move, and breathe in a natural way.
Our breathing and our center of gravity rises.
Well the good news is that Tai Chi, and it's supplemental exercises will help you return to the natural state again very quickly!
With private Tai Chi classes I can accelerate this process and your Tai Chi will become a source of strength and lifelong enjoyment
Notice how upper breathing raises the center of gravity, this can make feel unbalanced in many ways
In the figure above the center of gravity is returned to a natural state with many benefits!
When learn how to properly breathe with abdomen again
we're able to gain back the 30% we might have lost,
in our breathing capacity.
Natural movement as well as life begins with the breath.
Tai Chi movement begins with and is controlled by the breath.
Private Lessons will accelerate this process,
and you'll feel more centered, coordinated and in control.
You might feel a little self conscious, awkward or maybe even uncoordinated which is natural.
Are you feeling that you'd like to start a class, but think that you're too far behind an ongoing one and won't be able to catch up?...You will.
You're then able to carry that over to any sport or physical movement.
Every teacher has a basic approach in how they try to teach, demonstrate, and make adjustments to their student’s form. I will custom design a training program help you reach their
personal goals, at a greatly accelerated rate, and at a depth not possible with group classes.
In a private lesson I'm able to give you my undivided attention, and help you achieve the personal goals you have set for yourself. In this way we can concentrate on what's important to you, and the next step in your Tai Chi development.
I assure you that private classes will make you feel more confident and
centered and in your Tai Chi practice.
Taking classes is a good way to learn the basic choreography of a form, but individualized instruction
is valuable if a student wishes to advance to a higher level at a much quicker pace.
You see what happens is that the student may picture themselves a certain way, and their form
or expression of a move may not be correct (their form deteriorates).
It's easy to start violating the principles of Tai Chi, It's hard to be objective about ourselves.
Private Lessons will save you years in mastering Tai Chi Chuan.
There is a Chinese expression that sums this up perfectly...
"Off by an inch, Off by a Mile"
Proper Correction makes a Profound Difference in the advancement of one’s skill.
This is particularly true for more experienced students.
Tai Chi Chuan a very comprehensive system with many specialized areas.
So no matter what your goal is... be it health, self defense, meditation, or expressing the beautiful postures and moving forms contained within, private lessons allow you to concentrate on the aspect of training that is most important to you.
A perceptive and objective instructor can make immediate and
on the spot corrections to a student’s form.
Working professionals with busy schedules might have conflicts with set class times, so privates lessons can provide flexibility in scheduling.
People with health concerns might need a tailored program designed
specifically for them. People recovering from strokes, or challenged by cancer,
or other serious medical conditions have been strengthened by this art.
I know from personal experience how these arts can help you...
When I had a life threatening disease, these arts gave me the
inner strength I needed to see it through to my recovery.
I was then thankful that I had a vehicle back to full health and vitality!
If Needed I Can Teach an Adapted Tai Chi Form, in addition there are
many Qigong Routines that are Designed for Seated Positions such as:
"Eight Seated Postures Qigong" - "Taoist Breathing Exercises" -
and the well known "Seated Eight Brocades" and many more...