|The purpose of this class is to introduce participants to the art of Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi is an ancient, meditative artial art, originating in China, good for health, relaxation and self-defense. Practiced in this country primarily for its health benefits, tai chi is a series of postures that assists with accessing the meridians/pathways in the body to help with chi (energy) flow and relaxation. Tai chi assists one in focusing and balancing energy. It is useful to bring relaxation and balance during a weekend of sedentary (sitting or standing) activities and strenuous intellectual challenges, that may bring tension and stiffness. Wear loose and comfortable clothes.