FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions not answered here, please do not hesitate to get in touch. All questions are good questions.
Tai Chi and Qi Gong are ancient Chinese practices that involve slow, flowing movements and controlled breathing to improve physical and mental health.
The benefits of practicing Tai Chi and Qi Gong include improved balance, flexibility, strength, cardiovascular health, relaxation, and stress reduction.
Tai Chi and Qi Gong are both mind-body practices, but Tai Chi involves a set of choreographed movements while Qi Gong focuses more on breathing, meditation, and energy cultivation.
Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and flat, flexible shoes are recommended. It’s good to have clothes that keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, but to bring a jumper for relaxation, when the body rapidly cools down in winter.
No. You don’t need to bring any mat. We are all standing up.
No prior experience is necessary to join. You can come to join our class any time. No need to wait for beginning of the year or beginning of the term. Our teaching step-by-step teaching method, and slow movements make it easy to follow. We also have videos for you to follow from home after the class.
The length of time it takes to learn Tai Chi or Qi Gong varies depending on the individual and the style of practice, but many people start to feel benefits after a few weeks or months of regular practice.
Yes, Tai Chi and Qi Gong are often used as complementary therapies for stress and anxiety.
Yes, Tai Chi and Qi Gong are considered forms of meditation because they involve focus, concentration, and mindfulness.
In a typical Tai Chi or Qi Gong class, you can expect to start with warm-up exercises, move on to learning and practicing the movements or forms, and end with cool-down exercises or meditation.
Yes! In fact, you are a perfect candidate for Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Tai Chi and Qi Gong will help you to improve your flexibility, improve balance, increase strength, coordination as well as a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.
Yes, absolutely. Tai Chi is a gentle, low impact exercise, and it is suitable for all ages and abilities, and it will makes you fitter when you practice regularly.
Yes, Tai Chi and Qi Gong can be practiced by people of all ages and fitness levels.
No special equipment is required.
Yes, Tai Chi and Qi Gong can be practiced outdoors, but be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and avoid practicing on slippery or uneven surfaces.
To see results from Tai Chi or Qi Gong, it’s recommended to practice regularly, ideally at least a few times a week.
Tai Chi and Qi Gong have been shown to be beneficial for a variety of physical ailments and chronic conditions, but it’s important to talk to a healthcare provider before starting a new exercise program.
You can pay online or by bank transfer. We prefer you do bank transfer. Contact Chunmei and she will issue you an invoice. All good! Come to join us and have good fun.
No problem. Just join in when you come. Ideally, please arrive a few minutes before the class starts. But things happen, and sometimes people are late, I totally understand.