In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants experience Tai Chi, a Taoist practice.
Introduce and welcome the guest instructor. Allow the guest instructor to briefly explain Tai Chi's relationship with Taoism. If the instructor prefers for you to do the introduction, say something like:
Tai Chi grew out of Taoism to fill the need for exercise that would strengthen the body and also keep it supple, responsive to its own messages, and free from blockages for the flow of chi, or spiritual energy, throughout the body. Smooth control of the muscles mirrors the smooth flow of chi through the body. Calm, steady concentration helps practitioners develop the awareness needed to be attentive to maintaining balance in all areas of their lives.
Assist the instructor as needed.
If any participants have limitations in regard to movement, plan with the Tai Chi instructor ahead of time how you can ensure all are able to participate in the activity in a meaningful way.
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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