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.
Members area is now live! 3 weekly online Zoom classes, discounts on all West Way Classes/workshops and Video Instruction Library
|Mondays||Healing Sounds on Zoom, 12pm (members only)|
|Tuesdays||Ba Duan Jin on Zoom. 12pm (members only)|
|Wednesdays||Foundations Class, 10am, Kilmihil||Forms Class, 11am, Kilmihil||Tai Chi on Zoom, 6.30pm (members only)|
|Thursdays||Tai Chi Foundations, 6.30pm, Ennis||Qigong, 7.30pm, Ennis||Tai Chi Form, 8.30pm,Ennis|
|Fridays||Tai Chi for Arthritis & over 50s, 10am Ennis|
|23rd January 2021||Five Animals (revision class)||10.30am-12pm||Online|
|6th February 2021||Stick Qigong (revision class)||10.30am-12pm||Online|
|20th February 2021||Tai Chi Form (revision class)||10.30am-12pm||Online|
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. We are here for anyone interested in maintaining and improving their physical and psychological well being.
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.