In this complex and tension filled society, Yoga/Tai Chi exercise provides a natural way to relieve stress and maintain an energized and dynamic lifestyle. The result of 25 years of development by Haewon and Kang Rhee, oriental masters, Yoga/Tai Chi combines the best principles of Tai Chi from China, Yoga from India, and Hang Sun from Korea.
The movements are calm and gentle. Yoga/Tai Chi is virtually injury free because the techniques are as natural as the "flowing of water" or the "opening of a blossom." The series of 108 artistic movements develops flexibility and strength. Combined with Dan Chun Breathing, the body, mind, and spirit are awakened, stimulated and exhilarated.
Provides relief for those who suffer with the constant discomfort of arthritis, backache, constipation, disc problems, headache, hypertension, indigestion, insomnia, nervous system disorders, student myopia or other similar health conditions. Provides a means to control weight, increase the energy level and speed up the metabolism.
Accompanied by peaceful music, students practice Master's (Dan Chun) Breathing while meditating to discover energy called "KI."
Master's (Dan Chun) breathing is practiced by inhaling deeply through the nose for eight counts (abdomen rises) and slowly exhaling for eight counts through the mouth with the tongue touching the roof of the mouth (abdomen drops). This method of breathing supplies the body and brain with life-giving oxygen and removes the waste product, carbon dioxide, from the body.
The basic stage is designed to increase mobility by limbering and strengthening muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The intermediate stage is designed to improve the functions of the circulatory, digestive, musculoskeletal, respiratory, and nervous systems. The advanced stage encourages the students to express their individual style with artistic freedom.