Taiji Qigong at The Burrell Collection

Taiji Qigong at The Burrell Collection
6th - 27th Sep 2023 10.30am - 11.45am Free All ages View map To book for this session, please email burrelllearning@glasgowlife.org.uk with your name and preferred session time.

Taiji Qigong returns for a four week block starting from Wednesday 6th September

There will be two sessions each week: 10:30 – 11:30 and 11:45 – 12:45

Booking is required and sessions can be booked by sending an email to: burrelllearning@glasgowlife.org.uk - Please make the subject heading of your email: Taiji Qigong

In the email, simply put your name and which session you are attending i.e. 10:30-11:30 or 11:45 to 12:45

Places are limited to a first come, first served basis.

If you can’t attend a session after booking, please let as know as soon as you can via email.

The ‘window’ for booking will be from Thursday until end of day on the following Tuesday.

New attendees as well as returners are welcome!

About Taiji Qigong

Qigong has long been part of Chinese culture and now here is a chance to practise this ancient health exercise technique within the museum. Comprising mind, movement and breath co-ordination, Qigong has a recorded history stretching back over two thousand years to the related practice of Daoyin.

It plays a prominent role in Traditional Chinese Medicine and the ‘internal’ Martial Arts such as Taiji Quan also known as TaiChi. These sessions will explore the basic principles of Qigong through participation.

The ‘Forms’ feature movement and breathing guided by the mind in combinations of stretching, bending and stepping. The early forms of Qigong are initially less complicated than the multi-movement forms of Taiji Quan but are, as they say, easy to learn but a lifetime to master!

We will, however, explore some aspects of those related disciplines such as TaiChi.

Each session will also feature some enjoyable warm-up exercises.

In all sessions participants will be able to work to their own soft/safe limits. All sessions are non-contact.