T'AI CHI and QI GONG:
T'ai Chi has been identified by the Center for Disease Control and the National Institute for Health as being one of the best methods of developing and maintaining balance. Recent research has shown that T'ai Chi and Qi Gong are helpful for those suffering from Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, arthritis, and other common conditions. We even offer an aquatic form of these mind/body practices called Ai Chi.
The practice of Qi Gong is a type of mind/body exercise. It translates from Chinese to mean “energy work.” These exercises are repetitive in nature, but unlike doing sets in the gym, these activities emphasize the coordination of the movement of our physical bodies with the movement of our internal energy. In order to properly do Qi Gong, proper breathing, posture and relaxation must all be promoted throughout each exercise. T'ai Chi is a related practice. The same principles of Qi Gong apply to T'ai Chi, but T'ai Chi has a distinct pattern that is followed, much like a dance, every time it is done. There are a variety of T'ai Chi forms that are practiced world-