"The greatest way to be untrue to yourself is to believe you can't be anything other than what you have been." -Snippets of Wisdom, Vol. 2, The Storyteller
Relax Renew offers Seminars, Classes, and Personal Training to enhance your total Well Being. Drawing on the resources of ancient cultures, holistic practices, and modern science, our programs give you new skills, options, and possibilities for feeling better.
Choose what works best for your private or group session: Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, Yiquan, Meditation, Holistic Stress Reduction, Self Healing Secrets or an integration of these and more. The 8 part series, "Using your MindBody Connection" has been very successful at Chilton Medical Center. Gary McCabe is also the Holistic Programs Director at http://newpathway.com
Reduce Stress Now with this technique: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/well/mind/breathe-exhale-repeat-the-benefits-of-controlled-breathing.html?mwrsm=Email&_r=2 Remember to adapt gradually. You know your body better than anyone.
Books- Grow Younger Daily by Eric Franklin
The Tai Chi Space by Paul Cavel
Websites- dovetaillearning.org/ developing emotional resilience for kids (and parents)!
Products- Etsy.com/shop/pursesbyprissy - home sewn purses by my good friend Prissy Hamilton
Made in the USA.
Why Tai Chi?
Mondays- 7:00pm Taijiquan - multilevel class- beginners welcome- $10 per class,
321 Change Bridge Road, Pine Brook.
Tuesdays - 11am Qigong for Health, beginners welcome! $3 per class if you are 60 or older, $6 per class for those under 60.
160 Paterson Ave., Little Falls, Recreation Building- air conditioned.
Thursdays- 10am- The YinYang Workout- 160 Paterson Ave., Little Falls. $5 for everyone.
11am- Taijiquan- beginners welcome, multilevel class,
$3 per class if you are 60 or older, $6 per class for those under 60.
160 Paterson Ave., Little Falls.
Saturdays- Private Sessions available at New Pathway in Pine Brook.
321 Change Bridge Rd., Pine Brook.
Tai Chi Chuan or Taijquan?
Chi Kung or Qigong?
Chi or Qi?
Hsing-I Chuan or Xingyiquan?
These are the same words but are spelled differently because initially Chinese words where romanized according to the Wades-Giles system. In the 1980's the transliteration was switched to the Pinyin system. Today you may see a combination which may vary from author to author. Hence, the confusion.
What is Taijiquan? "Taiji" refers to the duality of the universe depicted by the famous symbol of yin and yang. That symbol is called the Taiji symbol. It's half black with a white dot and half white with a black dot. It symbolizes a dynamic state of interdependence, transformation, and balance. Taiji refers to the primal condition of the universe after it split into two from the primordial Oneness. It is often translated as the "grand ultimate or grand terminus". "Quan" refers to fist or force and martial arts. Taijiquan was originally known as Cotton fist.One story is that the originator of Yang style Taijiquan, Yang Lu Chan, was such an invincible pugilist that his art was renamed Taijiquan to indicated his superlative achievement.
The vast majority of people who practice Taijiquan today do not use it as a martial art. Most practice it as a flowing set of mindful movements which reduce stress, increase well-being, balance and a long list of scientifically verified benefits.
To study the martial aspects of Taijiquan is becoming a little more popular in America than it once was.To actually
use it effectively in real martial arts contests is rare and would require very intensive mental, physical and energy training for years.
Taijiquan is a masterpiece. Woven within it is Qigong, the physics of effortless movement, a through and gentle exercise system, Meditation, Inner Alchemy, the study of Yin and Yang within oneself as well as with others and more. It is deeply influenced by Taoist philosophy, i.e. the philosophy of being natural and harmonizing with Nature.