Tai Chi Chuan (Tai Ji) / Qi Gong

Millions of people in China and around the world regularly practice qigong as a health maintenance exercise. Qigong and related disciplines are still associated with the martial arts and meditation routines trained by Taoist and Buddhist monks, professional martial artists and their students. Formerly much more closely guarded, in the modern era such practices have become widely available to the general public both in China and around the world.

Medical qigong treatment has been officially recognized as a standard medical technique in Chinese hospitals since 1989. It has been included in the curriculum of major universities in China. After years of debate, the Chinese government decided to officially manage qigong through government regulation in 1996 and has also listed qigong as part of their National Health Plan.

Qigong can help practitioners to learn Diaphragmatic breathing, an important component of the relaxation response, which is important in combating stress.

Tai Chi Chuan (Tai Ji) a martial art based on the principles of internal qigong, appears to be a potent intervention to prevent falls in elders, maintain joint mobility, and improve balance.

Local Tai Chi:

Kam To Tai Chi Chuan Association

Wednesday 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Capitol Hill Community Hall ( North Burnaby )
361 South Howard Avenue, Burnaby ( At East Hastings Street )
7:45 pm to 9:45 pm
Hollyburn Country Club
West Vancouver
Thursday 9:30 am to 11:30 am 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Cascade Village Club House
3980 Canada Way, Burnaby ( At Curle Avenue )
Saturday 9:30 am to 11:00 am 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Roundhouse Community Centre ( Down Town )
Davie Street at Pacific Blvd.
Phone # 604-713-1800

Other Tai Chi Classes Can be Found At:

North Shore Tai Chi Spirit
Highlands United Church
North Van., B.C.
604-986-9276