Based in Co. Clare, West Way is committed to giving anyone the chance to access health practices that will enhance their daily living.
Tai Chi and Qigong exercises work with the body by increasing strength, flexibility, balance, metabolism and blood flow, opening energy channels and stimulating acupuncture points.
The movements are non-stressful, low impact and suitable for all physiques and fitness levels. We try to teach the movements in such a way that you can learn skills that benefit you your whole life.
|Mondays||Tai Chi with Arthritis Ireland Community Hall, Doonbeg 10am-11am||Vision Improvement on Zoom 12pm-12.45pm (members only)|
|Tuesdays||Good Health Practices on Zoom 12pm-12.45pm (members only)||Tai Chi for Health, CBS school, Ennis 8.15pm-9.15pm|
|Wednesdays||Tai Chi for Health, Green Room, Kilmihil 10am-11am||Tai Chi Stick Health Preservation Exercises on Zoom 12pm-12.45am (members only)||Tai Chi for Health, Green Room, Kilmihil 7.00pm-8.00pm|
|Thursdays||Tai Chi with Arthritis Ireland GAA Hall, Milltown Malbay 10am-11am||Tai Chi with WCRC, Community Centre, Kilrush 12pm-12.45pm||Tai Chi on Zoom, 6.30pm-7.15pm (members only)|
|Fridays||Tai Chi with Arthritis Ireland Cois nA hBana, Ennis 10am-11am|
Reflections on practice
The mind, as it directs the body’s movements should be focused and relaxed. Even after many years of practicing the same exercises you keep your mind’s attention on the actions by observing as well as correcting your body movements, noticing the different feelings and sensations as they arise. As the body/mind connection strengthens, natural awareness of yourself and your environment increases, helping you function more productively in day to day life.
The exercises need to be practiced regularly, with increasing familiarity making the muscle memory and performance more productive. Over time you will notice changes in your whole self, relative to your own physical make up and life experiences.
People approaching Tai Chi/Qigong expecting instant benefits may or may not get what they are looking for. But the real life changing effects are realised through consistent long term practice, so notice over time the marked physical and psychological changes you experience……from the time before you began practicing to where you are now.