— Tai chi is a philosophy of seeking balance and harmony in life –
Tai Chi Chuan is the martial art of maintaining balance. At Embody Tai Chi, we practice several styles of Tai Chi Chuan as well as other Chinese martial arts (Kung Fu) which also incorporate this outlook to training. We offer a recommended curriculum for those new to Tai Chi, while those with some experience may choose the style that interests them. There’s not necessarily one set path for how balance is achieved, so some may wish to start with slow, meditative styles of Tai Chi, and others may prefer more explosive styles, like Xingyiquan or Baguazhang, and gradually work on softness over time.
Practicing the forms and conditioning exercises will develop a strong, mobile body as well as reduce markers of stress. While Tai Chi forms look simple, they take quite a lot of coordination to accomplish. The attention required to learn and remember the movements tends to bring a focused, calm mind. Finally, push hands practice can improve one's timing and ability to adapt to different pressures. It can be also a fun, social activity that comes with a great work-out.
West Sacramento Recreation Center
Tai Chi: Beginners Mon. 11:45am-12:30pm
Barefoot Yoga Studio (Davis)
Tai Chi: Beginners Thur. 1:30–2:30pm Now held at San Marino Park
Yang Style Tai Chi Fri. 1–2pm
Push Hands Training
Drills and Free Play Push Hands Sun. 6:30-8pm, Thur. 6:30-8pm