Tai chi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for defence, for its health benefits and for meditation. Qigong (pronounced chee gong) refers to a range of Chinese exercise systems combining posture and movement with breathing and meditation. It is used to promote health and sometimes used as part of martial arts training.
Why not come along and try Tai Chi in Kettering, at the Ironstone Wellbeing Centre.
Our classes incorporate aspects of both Tai Chi and Qigong practice. The movements combine slow moving stretches and standing postures with quiet regulation of your breathing and mindful attention.
Tai chi is commonly performed as a low-impact exercise. Which means it won’t put much pressure on your bones and joints. Regular practice leads to more vigour and flexibility, better balance and mobility, as well as a sense of well-being.
Studies demonstrate health benefits in many areas. Including, improved cardiovascular and respiratory function. Energise yourself whilst harmonising mind and body!
As with many forms of exercise, Tai Chi can be modified for people of varying abilities. Our classes are suitable for all levels. We have expert teachers who can adapt and guide you throughout so you will leave feeling relaxed, recharged and energised. Why not try Tai Chi in Kettering at the Ironstone Wellbeing Centre!
Improves Flexibility – When it comes to flexibility, the rule is “use it or lose it.” By regularly attending classes you can increase your flexibility and improve your mobility.
Increased Strength – Strengthening your body will allow you to continue with hobbies and daily activities independently for many more years to come. A stronger body will improve balance and muscle control. Regular practice will noticeably increase muscle strength in the legs.
Improved Posture and Balance – By strengthening your body you will improve posture and balance. Improving this coordination develops. In addition, your risk of falling decreases.
Focuses Your Mind – Tai chi encourages a mindful state, helping you to feel relaxed and calm reducing stress levels.
Water – Hydration before, during and after yoga is key.
Currently due to Covid our changing facilities are unavailable, only toilets will be available.
We have onsite parking.
A drop-in class for Tai Chi in Kettering at the Ironstone Wellbeing Centre is £8 a session. The price can be greatly reduced by purchasing a membership or Ironstone Dance and Wellbeing class packs or regular class pack. For more details regarding the memberships and class packs and introductory offers we currently display, please check out our membership page for more details.
Bookable online? Yes
Can be booked with Ironstone class credits? Yes