Tai-Chi (Taiji) is a Chinese martial art and meditation system. The symbol of Tai-Chi is the famous Chinese Yin and Yang symbol also called Taiji.
Qi-Gong is a form of gentle exercise intended to increase one’s vital energy (qi), hence the name. Qi-Gong and Tai-Chi are both commonly practiced by Chinese people.
In this course, students will get some practical experience with Qi-Gong, and the Tai-Chi martial art and learn a little bit about Daoist philosophy in the process.
This course will be instructed in English. Each class will begin with a Qi-Gong exercise to warm up. Over the duration of the course, students will learn and practice 37 Tai-Chi forms of Zheng Man Qing, a style popular in Taiwan.
By end of term, students will be able to
practice the eight moves of Eight Pieces of Brocade Qi-Gong
practice the 37 postures of Zheng Man-Qing Tai-chi
understand some basic Taoist concepts inherent in these practices
Engage with your classmates as a community of collaborators
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
M, 5:50PM-6:40PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: All courses , Chinese , Fully In-Person
Tags: culture , gesture , movement practice , Yin Yang