The slow and artistic movements of T'ai Chi Ch'uan express a Chinese way of being. Tai Chi is a sort of peace in motion, a series of actions that calm the mind and heal the imbalances of our bodies.
At North Country Tai Chi, we practice a sequence of movements stylized by Yang Lu-ch'an in the 1850s. Yang developed this powerful calisthenic as a martial art, but the benefits to our health and wellness is perhaps its greatest legacy.
Sean Boutin introduces Yang's style with a simple wave of the hand and slight turn of the waist. Adding a second hand to a returning waist, we slowly rock into a restorative wisdom tradition, replacing knots of tension, stress, and anxiety with a wave of relaxation, personal capacity, and self confidence.
Neither youth nor charm is a prerequisite for this practice. In fact, no basic coordination is required to begin and we don't test for exceptional stamina, toned physiques, or a washboard anything. The only requirements are a willingness to play, a slight sense of adventure, and an intention to feel balanced and restored.
Classes are held at Canton's First Presbyterian Church on the Park, Heuvelton's Pickens Hall, and (starting January 2014) in Ogdensburg (location to be determined). When its warm, we also take advantage of outdoor public venues.
Please join us for a complimentary class or come by for a demonstration at Canton's Farmer's Market during the season. Sean is always willing to chat about Tai Chi, so don't be afraid to give him a call or approach him in person. Who knows where it might takes you?
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