Based in Co. Clare, West Way (formally known as Clare Tai Chi) is committed to giving you access to health practices that compliment your daily living.
Tai Chi and Qigong exercises work with the body by increasing strength, flexibility, balance and blood flow, opening energy channels, stimulating acupuncture points and increasing metabolism.
|Mondays||Healing Sounds on Zoom, 12pm (members only)|
|Tuesdays||Ba Duan Jin on Zoom. 12pm (members only)|
|Wednesdays||Tai Chi on Zoom, 6.30pm (members only)|
|Thursdays||Stick Qigong on Zoom, 6.45pm (starts 22nd April)|
(The Green Room, Kilmihil, Co. Clare 10am-2pm)
|Dates (Saturdays)||Title||Places Available|
|18th September 2021||Stick Qigong||9|
|16th October 2021||Five Animals||12|
|20th November 2021||Healing Sounds||14|
|15th January 2022||Ba Duan Jin||12|
|19th February 2022||Stick Qigong||10|
|12th March 2022||Five Animals||12|
|23rd April 2022||Healing Sounds||14|
|21st May 2022||Ba Duan Jin||12|
Members area is now live! 3 weekly online Zoom classes, discounts on all West Way Classes/workshops and Video Instruction Library
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 member 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.