Video of Tai Chi Walk—Step By Step Breakdown
Tai Chi Walk is usually practiced as a slow, fluid continuation of movement—a moving meditation. In this mini-class, I have broken it down and added pauses to assist in ingraining the anchor points. I have also added a pause to allow the bringing in of the knee for those that require extra stabilization while still working on their balance. Those that do not need the “kickstand” would sweep the foot into forward position without bringing it in to meet the weighted foot.
I am humbly providing this video to assist my students enrolled in my weekly Just Breathe Tai Chi Burke and Chantilly classes. It was recorded at World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA.
About Just Breathe
Just Breathe offers Tai Chi and Qigong classes and workshops both online and in-person.
Classes are taught step-by-step with detailed instruction and guided repetitions with an emphasis on relaxation, stress reduction, and increasing health, balance, and flexibility.
Modifications are discussed for physical considerations. The goal is to relax, have fun, and increase and maintain health. We do this by using breathing and gentle, energetic movements.
The health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong have been acknowledged by major scientific and medical studies such as Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic. The practitioner does not have to be an expert. Almost anyone can learn to practice Qigong and Tai Chi to maintain and improve his or her own health.