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Tai Chi Instructor
Watsonville Yoga, Dance and Healing Arts
Tai Chi is offered by Steve Cooper in the Wu style weekly on
Wednesdays at 10:45-11:45AM
Tai Chi is a non-strenuous exercise with breath, grace and flow with the Universal energy at it's heart. Cultivate important neurological strengths in balance and body-mind coordination while reaching into the Taoist wisdom vault of mindful movement inspired by animal and elemental forms.
From one of Steve's main teaching influences, Sifu Wu Amin:
"Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese philosophy concept. It is a cosmological term for the “Supreme Ultimate” state of undifferentiated absolute and infinite potentiality.
As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention — as in some kinds of meditation — on your bodily sensations. Tai Chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery."
Instructor Steve Cooper writes, "The intention of each session is to demonstrate and practice the individual stances and postures and to apply them to the procession of postures that is the Wu style of Tai Chi Chuan. The practice provides a gentle and supportive environment to facilitate wellness, balance and coordination. No experience is necessary."
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