Human Harmonies programs are based on low-impact movements from internal martial arts (or healing arts) such as Tai Chi, QiGong and Bagua. Our programs are designed to help individuals reach their health and fitness goals, while taking into account each person’s unique physical needs and abilities. The mind/body benefits reported from practicing these healing arts is supported by a large body of scientific evidence and clinical studies. (Visit our Resources page for more information.)
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi has been practiced in China for centuries for health, meditation and martial arts. At Human Harmonies our focus is on Tai Chi for health, vitality, and well-being.
Tai Chi has been shown to improve and balance internal and external health. The low-impact physical movements exercise muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints, and massage internal organs. The slow, continuous pace of the movements activate and help regulate and energize the lymphatic and endocrine systems, as well as brain and spinal fluids.
With regular practice, Tai Chi relaxes and regulates the central nervous system, releasing physical and emotional stress, and promoting mental and emotional well-being. Unlike more traditional Western exercise programs, Tai Chi can both strengthen and tone muscles while improving range of motion and releasing tension. There are a growing number of medical studies that focus on Tai Chi’s health and relaxation benefits.
Body Awakening Program
The Body Awakening program is designed to provide students with a dynamic warm up and an introduction to Tai Chi and Bagua movement and principles. Tai Chi is an excellent form of exercise for low impact strengthening, flexibility, and balance. Consistent practice has been shown to promote well-being, and helps develop the body’s natural healing abilities. Bagua is based on the 8 trigram palms and teaches movements for body alignment, strength and flexibility. Students in this program are welcome to attend unlimited Body Awakening and QiGong classes each month.
Which program is right for me?
The best way to begin is to schedule a complimentary introductory lesson. After a short orientation, an Instructor will evaluate your goals and needs, and will recommend the appropriate program for you. To schedule your introductory lesson, click here.