Tai Chi

T’ai chi is sometimes described as "meditation in motion" because it promotes serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body. Originally developed in ancient China for self-defense, tai chi evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and to help with a variety of other health conditions.

T'ai Chi is a series of continuous movements that can be performed by persons of all ages and levels of physical fitness. The purpose of T'ai Chi is to enhance physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well being.

Understanding Tai Chi

Tai Chi, also called tai chi chuan, is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. To do tai chi, you perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.

All forms of Tai Chi include rhythmic patterns of movement that are coordinated with breathing to help you achieve a sense of inner calm. The concentration required for tai chi forces you to live in the present moment, putting aside distressing thoughts.

Tai Chi is offered at Pax Christi on Wednesdays from 11:00am-noon and on Monday evenings from 5:00-6:00pm. Please contact Jean Thoresen, Director of Pastoral Care, jthoresen@paxchristi.com, or 952-405-7211, for more information.

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