Welcome to Tai Chi at Nabi Su!
Tai Chi is a gentle exercise that improves body, mind and spirit. It is a whole-person exercise developed in China. Borrowing moves from the fighting art of Kung Fu, Tai Chi slowed the pace and softened this ancient system, emphasizing health and spiritual benefits over martial applications. Graceful and dance-like, this gentle, meditative exercise develops the body through posture and breathing. What exactly are the benefits of Tai Chi? A New York Times article answered that question as follows: "In various recent studies and reviews, tai chi has been found to improve practitioners' balance, leg strength, cardiovascular endurance, pulse rate, muscular flexibility, immune system response, sleep habits, happiness, sense of self-worth, and ability to concentrate and multitask during cognitive tests."* Sounds good? Try it for yourself!
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Why Tai Chi?
In an article in the New York Times, entitled "A Downside to Tai Chi? None That I See," Jane Brody writes: "After reviewing existing scientific evidence for its potential health benefits, I've concluded that the proper question to ask yourself may not be why you should practice tai chi, but why not."**
Tai Chi is a gentle exercise that improves balance, helps prevent falls,*** helps reduce blood pressure, increases immunity, reduces depression in the elderly, helps improve movement control and balance for people with Parkinson's disease, and may help reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia and arthritis. According to an article in the January 2013 Mayo Clinic Health Letter, a recent study found that Tai Chi also promotes muscle strength and vascular health.****
"I just had an experience, it was very calming, it's incredible!" These were host Jeff Halevy's remarks after following the opening Tai Chi move with Master Campora on his cable TV show "Workout From Within."***** Watch it now!
What We Offer You
So that you can feel the benefits of Tai Chi for yourself, we offer you a FREE Tai Chi class.
Master Carolyn Campora has been practicing Tai Chi for more than 40 years. She will personally guide you through every step of this gentle exercise as you begin your free Tai Chi class. In all of your Nabi Su New York Tai Chi classes you will receive expert instruction, allowing you to experience deep relaxation as you become centered and balanced. You will be taught so that you will start reaping the benefits of Tai Chi from your very first class.
Nabi Su Tai Chi classes teach Yang Style Long Form, Double-edged Sword, Saber, Two-Person Form and Pushing Hands.
Classes are held in our New York City Canal Street studio, conveniently located on the border of Soho and Tribeca, close to Wall Street, Chinatown, Little Italy and Greenwich Village.
Sign up now to enjoy increased energy and wellness with your free Tai Chi class!
* Reynolds, Gretchen. "Ask Well: What Are the Benefits of Tai Chi?" The New York Times, March 6, 2015, Retrieved from http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/06/ask-well-what-are-the-benefits-of-tai-chi/?ref=health
* Brody, Jane E. "Personal Health: A Downside to Tai Chi? None That I Can See." The New York Times, September 28, 2010, Science Times, p. D-7
** Hafner, Katie. "Steps fo Avoid an Accident." The New York Times, November 3, 2014, Science Times: Health
*** "Tai Chi and Blood Vessel Health in Older Adults." Mayo Clinic Health Letter, Volume 31, Number 1, January 2013, p. 3
**** Halevy, Jeff (May 23, 2013). "Workout From Within: Season 1, Episode 9, "Chillout Workout"" (Cable TV Program). Veria Living, Asia TV US