Tai Chi Fit FLOW
Skill Level: 1 2 3
Stream or download these Tai Chi Fit video lessons and feel the FLOW of Tai Chi with David-Dorian Ross. Small file size, free sample videos, and a single IAP to unlock all content.
- Mirror-view tai chi moves to the left and right.
- Low-impact, whole body exercise.
- A beginner-friendly follow-along workout.
In Tai Chi Fit - FLOW, David-Dorian gently guides you through a simple Tai Chi workout with an emphasis on continuity, connection, and your feeling of FLOW. The moves are shown in mirror-view, repeated to the left and right before a simple transition takes you to the next step.
The FLOW workout meets the needs of a variety of different students. First, this is the absolute best starting place for tai chi beginners who just want to experience the moves and the deep feeling of tai chi for the first time. Tai Chi Fit - FLOW is also an excellent form of tai chi for seniors, as well as those with common medical conditions such as Parkinson's, fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, hemophilia, diabetes, or obesity.
The FLOW workout is a perfect way to begin a tai chi practice without the stress of memorizing a form. Just follow along! It is also a great way for experienced tai chi practitioners to drill on the movements, and practice the often-overlooked tai chi principle of "continuity without interruption".
Whether you are a beginner or a Tai Chi master already, these amazing exercises offer the perfect combination of relaxation and full-body exercise. You'll enjoy reduced stress, a stronger immune system, and a deeper awareness of breath and body coordination.
Tai Chi, or Taiji, is short for Tai Chi Chuan, or Taijiquan, which translates from Chinese to "Grand Ultimate fist". Tai Chi is an internal-style Chinese martial art that can be traced back to the Chen family, the Daoists at Wudang mountain, and ultimately to Shaolin Temple. When practiced slowly for health purposes, Tai Chi is a type of Qigong.
Qi-Gong means "energy-work". Qigong (chi kung) is the ancient art of building the body's Qi (energy) to a higher level and circulating it throughout the body for rejuvenation and health. Some Qigong is practiced sitting or standing still, while other Qigong can be a kind of moving meditation. This gentle Qigong exercise is a highly effective way to reduce stress, increase energy, enhance healing, and generally improve your quality of life.
Qigong increases the quantity of energy in the body, and improves the quality of your circulation through energy pathways, known as meridians. Qigong is sometimes called "acupuncture without needles."
Similar to yoga, Qigong can stimulate the entire body deeply with low-impact movement and develop a stronger mind/body connection. The slow, relaxed movements are widely recognized for their health benefits, such as boosting your immune response, strengthening the internal organs, muscles, joints, spine, and bones, and developing abundant energy. A Qigong session makes one feel strong, centered, and happy.
Qigong can be effective in helping people with insomnia, stress-related disorders, depression, back pain, arthritis, high blood pressure, and problems with the immune system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, bioelectric circulatory system, lymphatic system, and digestive system.