November 2 - 5, 2017

T’ai Chi Chih   Retreat

University of the Incarnate Word - InterfaithINC

Serenity Center at the Denman Estate

San Antonio, TX

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WHO CAN DO T’AI CHI CHIH?


Almost anyone, from young to old, in any physical condition, can do T’ai Chi Chih. It requires no special athletic abilities. The slow and gentle movements can be done from a standing or sitting position.

 No special clothing or equipment is needed to practice T’ai Chi Chih.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF

T’AI CHI CHIH?


T’ai Chi Chih affects everyone differently, depending on need and quality of practice. Here are some reported benefits of T’ai Chi Chih:


Promotion of health.
Balance of blood pressure and weight.
Improved balance, flexibility and coordination.
Increased energy and creativity.
Enhanced mental focus and clarity.
Reduction of physical and emotional reactions to stress.
Improvement in quality of sleep.

T'AI CHI CHIH is a set of movements completely focused on the creation, spreading and grounding of our intrinsic energy called CHI. It’s easy to learn and usually takes about two months (or eight classes). It consists of a series of nineteen easy-to-learn movements and one pose that strongly circulate and balance CHI, or the life force that flows within us. T’ai Chi Chih, developed by Justin Stone - a student of eastern traditions - was first taught in 1974. Studies have found the practice to reduce stress and relieve certain ailments. It is not a martial art, but rather a “moving meditation” that generates health and serenity.

​​​​​​​​​The circle represents the

TAO or T’AI CHI

(Supreme Ultimate)








​The light part is the YANG force
(heat, expansion, the creative, masculine, positive)
The dark part is the YIN force
(cold, contraction, the receptive, feminine, negative)