Introduction to Tai Chi

Tuesday, May 1st, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Wednesday, May 16th, 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Greylock Hall – Makepeace Room

Tai Chi is an ancient practice derived from the martial arts. It is sometimes referred to as “meditation in motion” since it involves a series of gentle flowing movements that require mindful focus and awareness. Each movement, or form, is coordinated with the breath. This coordination of movement and breath is believed to free the flow of ‘chi’…a life-force energy. When this energy is blocked it is believed to cause stress and illness. By opening the flow of ‘chi’ and balancing one’s life-force energy, a person can regain a natural inner harmony that relaxes the body, clears the mind, and promotes health and wellness. This workshop is an introduction to basic concepts behind the practice of Tai Chi. Five foundational movements will be taught along with some selected Tai Chi movements that can be practiced at home or work. Presenter: Raymond Torrenti

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This workshop is designated as eligible for the Wellness at Williams incentive. For more information about the Wellness at Williams Program, see the 2018 Wellness Program Announcement.