Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation
Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.
Some of the many benefits of t’ai chi include:
- Stress reduction
- Mood improvement
- Sleep improvement (duration, quality, etc.)
- Weight loss promotion
- Cognitive improvements in older adults
- Falling prevention/reduction
- Fibromyalgia symptom improvements
- COPD symptom improvements
- Balance and strength improvement for all ages and ailments (ex: Parkinson’s, arthritis, diabetes, head trauma, etc.)
- Low impact cardiovascular movement
- Pain reduction (ex: arthritis)
How does t’ai chi differ from yoga?
T’ai chi emphasizes fluid movement and has roots in Chinese culture. Yoga focuses on posing and originated in Northern India.
Both t’ai chi and yoga are forms of exercise that involve meditation and deep breathing, and they have similar benefits, such as:
- relieves stress
- improves mood
- Improves sleep
Yoga and Meditation
Yoga is an ancient philosophy and means “union” which is interpreted many ways, with the most modern interpretation as the union of the mind, body, and soul. The union also yokes together the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Through a conscious connection, yoga allows us to know ourselves and can be a fulfilling experience.
Meditation is an opportunity to pause – breathe – and be present in the body and mind. In a world of busyness, meditation offers the opportunity to rewire the brain and provide healing through calming techniques. Stress management is one of the most common reasons why people meditate. In doing so, there is a reduction in the stress hormone cortisol, thus reducing inflammation in the body. Meditation can be daunting and there’s benefit in being guided by a mindful leader. When meditators come together in a group setting, it enhances the benefit.
Pricing is based on the length of the course. Some drop-in classes exist, but most classes are 4-week sessions for either $20 or $34, based on the course type and length. Drop-in classes (ex: outdoor tai chi, outdoor adult yoga, and outdoor kids yoga) are $5/person per class.
Private Yoga/Wellness Event Prices:
- 1 Hour: $60
- 2 Hours: $120
- 4 Hours: $240
- 6 Hours: $360
- 8 Hours: $480
What Can Yoga and Meditation Really Do?
A skilled Experienced Yoga Teacher, trained through a Yoga Alliance approved school, can guide yoga students through a series of yoga poses, breathing exercises, and meditative practices for balance, flexibility, muscle enhancement, vitality, and stress reduction.
- Increased flexibility
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Improved respiration, energy, and vitality
- Maintaining a balanced metabolism
- Weight reduction
- Cardio and circulatory health
- Improved athletic performance
- Protection from injury
- Manage stress
- Manage stress
- Control anxiety
- Promotes emotional health
- Enhances self-awareness
- Lengthens attention span
- May reduce age-related memory loss
- Can generate kindness and compassion
- May help fight addictions
- Improves sleep
- Helps control pain
- Can decrease blood pressure
We offer senior, beginner, stress release, hatha, and energizing yoga classes for all levels. For more information on Yoga and to join a class, call ChiroPlus at 920-787-0081 (Wautoma) or 920-294-3130 (Green Lake).