Tai Chi & Qigong Classes
Keiko Imagi teaches Tai Chi and Qigong at the
Mosgiel Holistic Centre.
Keiko has been studying Tai Chi for 13 years, teaching Tai Chi in Dunedin and Auckland since 2008.
Tai Chi Principals
Relaxation of Body and Mind
By removing stiffness and tension from the body by the means of correcting posture and the stretching out of joints, muscles and limbs.
The mind can be calmed by correct breathing techniques, focussing on the movements of Tai Chi so that day-to-day worries are left aside. In Tai Chi the word “relax” is frequently used but it does not mean “collapse” as in throwing oneself down on the sofa in a floppy heap.
There are many aspects to Tai Chi and we will be concentrating on the relaxation of the body, increasing flexibility, improving balance and co-ordination and also the cultivation of a quiet mind.
This is a wonderful Chinese fitness system that treats the body in the holistic manner and focuses on three aspects: Jing (essence); Chi (vital energy); and Shen (spirit).
Tai Chi is a physical exercise beneficial to health, wellbeing, balance, harmony, mental equilibrium and the promotion of internal strength. It is very enjoyable too. Tai Chi is also an art, which is creativity. Tai Chi is relaxation, which gradually brings many benefits with practice and patience. Do not worry about achieving technical expertise or perfection in your movements – unless you wish to be a world champ!
Qigong is a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial and lymph) and building awareness of how the body moves through space.
When you practice and learn a qigong exercise movement, there are both external movements and internal movements. These internal movements or flows in China are called neigong or “internal power”. These internal neigong movements make qigong a superior health and wellness practice.
The effectiveness of qigong has been proven in China by its beneﬁcial impact on the health of millions of people over thousands of years. For most people, the ﬁrst and foremost beneﬁt of qigong lies in the relief or prevention of chronic health problems.
Many physical problems are at least partially due to, or aggravated by, mental or emotional stress, so the importance of the inner tranquility developed through qigong cannot be overestimated. The practice of qigong helps manage the stress, anger, depression, morbid thoughts, and general confusion that prey on your mind when your qi is not regulated and balanced. Strengthening and balancing the energy of your mind enhances your ability to detect subtle nuances and to perceive the world and its patterns at ever-increasing levels of complexity. People who do not practice some form of energy development many never acquire these abilities.
Taichi Class: Thursdays 5.15 – 6.30pm: Suitable for beginners to advanced. Donation $10 for each class.
Qigong Class: Thursdays 6.35 – 7.35pm: Suitable for beginners to advanced. Donation $10 for each class.
Please wear loose comfortable clothing and arrive 5 to 10 minutes prior to class.
Keiko Imago – your teacher.
Long time experienced Taichi and Qigong practitioner. Studied many styles Taichi and Qigong; also studied at Beijing Sport University and Daoyin Yangshang Qigong Institute in China for 3 and half years and won 3 titles at the International Taichi Competition in Hong Kong. Also studied under 4 Taichi and Qigong Masters one-on-one.
Please contact Keiko for any further information and to sign up:
Phone: 021 032 8544 or 453 0624