Our Taichi warm-up programme
Not everyone who offers a Taichi course integrates a warm-up program into his lessons. In our opinion, however, it should be an integral part of the advantages mentioned above.
Our Taichi warm-up program is primarily aimed at beginners and intermediate levels to help them find their way to Taichi more easily and to be able to take more of the subsequent exercises of the form with them.
The program consists of gentle, slow static stretches that help you relax by breathing. Concentrating on abdominal breathing leads to centering and grounding. Here we perform a certain technique of meditation in order to focus. The exercises are also extremely advantageous to make your joints more flexible, since you increase the amount of synovial fluid here. They serve as an introduction to relaxation by concentrating on the body. This reduces annoying everyday thoughts and you feel as if you have arrived in the body.
The moment our student sits down and starts his warm-up program begins with Taichi. Because the will to switch off now and concentrate only on yourself and your body is the beginning of Taichi.
We also see our warm-up chart with TCM as a warm-up of the energy pathways to get the body going. You can practice the basic techniques such as breathing, standing, relaxation and focus in peace one after the other and on their own.
So if you find some time at home to practice taichi or qigong, you should still carry out the warm-up program, because these exercises are also part of the program and are extremely health-promoting.