CORPORATE WELLNESS WORKSHOPS
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Tai chi and Qigong is an aerobic mind-body exercise that’s described as moving meditation and it is the ultimate mindfulness workout.
Tai Chi is gentle, but powerful.
Vital Force Taichi Academy conducts wellness programs which are specifically designed to enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being in employees. We have worked with many corporations who have immensely benefited by imbibing fundamental principles of Tai Chi and Qigong which is an ancient martial art form that can be practiced by almost everyone irrespective of age, fitness levels or gender.
The sessions are conducted by Master Cicily Thomas who has completed her training in China under Grand Master Fu Sheng Yuan and under his son Fu Qing Quan. She is a world renowned natural healer, educator and Taichi Master who has trained thousands of professionals to improve their quality of life and get fit.
Here’s What Our Clients Have to Say About Us:
I see a lot of patients including youngsters in their early twenties or thirties with stress/ fatigue/ aches, pains and joint injuries, mostly related to poor lifestyle or stress. Tai Chi not only helps in bringing a sense of calm in your everyday life, but it also strengthens the core. I have nothing but gratitude for Mrs. Cicily Thomas who has helped in making this renowned art accessible to all.
I have been practicing Tai chi for a while and on a personal note, it has reduced my stress levels and improved my core strength as well. We all need a healthy body and mind to be happy and productive. An organisation grows when it’s members are healthy.
I find Tai Chi to be a great combination of physical exercise and mental relaxation. At the end of a busy day, spending just 30 minutes doing Tai Chi is calming and it refreshes me. It is a wonderful way to de-stress from a busy work day. It has also brought about a number of improvements in me. Tai Chi strengthens a number of different muscle groups, yet is gentle. Personally, it has helped me strengthen my lower back. I find that my ability to focus increases after every Tai Chi workout. I would highly recommend it for all individuals, irrespective of their age.
What is covered in the workshops and how do you deliver?
The workshops are tailor made to suit the needs of the Organisation.
Typically, we conduct Two-day Workshops choosing the Qi Gong and Tai Chi forms that best suits the goals/ needs of the Organisation:
- An Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong: Understanding, Sensing and Experiencing Qi, Tai Chi and Qigong.
- Wuji (Nothingness/ Stillness) Meditation for Centering
- Qi Walking for stabilisation, equilibrium
- Intro to Tai chi forms and exploration of a few forms Tai Chi and Qi Gong e will help centre your body and mind to achieve your goals
- Digestion Qi Gong exercise- understanding the Gut- the Lower Dantien
- Thinking with the Heart- Finding your Coherence and synching with the the Coherence of others
- Crane Form Qigong- working on the joints, tissues and muscles, Stretching the body, relaxing and expanding the mind…
- Shi ba shi- 18 forms- using breathwork, coordination to calm the body and improve the functioning of the internal organs…
- Jellyfish breathing- Coming to a state of inner peace and harmony
- Embryo breathing- meditation- enhancing breath, Centering and gaining mastery of Focus
- Animal Frolics – A big part of Medical Qigong- learning from ancient wisdom- observations from animals and their survival mechanisms
- Pushing Hands – working with partners and permitting
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi (the real term is Tai Chi Chuan or Taiji quan), is an ancient Chinese martial art aimed at harmonising the body, mind and spirit. It is based on the philosophy of Yin and Yang (interdependence of the polarities/ opposite forces Female/male/, Night/day, etc…) and is also classified as Meditation in Motion.
How does Tai Chi contribute to wellness and health of mind and body?
The slow, fluid, gentle movements of Tai chi have a very calming, therapeutic effect on the Soma (body). As the body is regulated, so is the breath… we do not need to make a concerted effort with breathing techniques as the breathing is inbuilt and gets deeper and longer with practice. A calm body contributes to a calm mind. When the mind is calm, clamouring and chattering ceases and there is clarity of thought and peace of mind. The movements, many of which are based on animal and bird poses, also stretch and massage each part of the body without straining it. This makes the body supple and flexible. The internal organs too get stimulated and perform optimally.
How does a Tai-chi retreat help attain fitness goals?
Tai-chi retreat, in a peaceful atmosphere, creates an opportunity for the body and mind to come into a calm and relaxed state to recuperate, recharge and heal. When the body and mind are regulated there is openness and non-resistance.
You are able to think better and get more creative. With a balanced mind and body, focusing on both your personal and professional goals and achieving this balance becomes a very positive experience, not something you have to grit your teeth and endure!
Is Qi healing part of Tai Chi?
Blockages in the meridians of the body lead to heath issues, depressions and all kinds of mental and physical conditions. An experienced Qi healing practitioner can enable your body to come into a resourceful state and enable the blockages to dissolve and allow free flow of Qi/energy to take place.
It is in fact, your own body’s innate intelligence or vital force that comes into the fore to enable the healing.
Where can one practice Tai Chi? Are trainers available across the country?
Vital Force Tai chi Academy has centers across Bangalore. Anyone, at any age can join these classes. The Academy also offers specialised Teacher training programs and Corporate workshops.
What are the benefits of Tai Chi?
- Improved Posture
- Increased flexibility
- Better joint function
- Increased immunity
- Enhanced mood and stress relief
- Have a feeling of enlightenment
- Increase coordination
- Increase balance
- Increase stability
- Improve circulation
- Improve internal organ function
- And much more…
For how long one must practice this to attain a calm mind and healthy body?
Results often begin to show within weeks. The whole Tai chi form sequence takes about a year to master.
Vital Force Taichi Academy is dedicated to bringing the best service in fitness and wellness to the community, enabling practitioners to get the most out of their body and mind.