Ashton tai chi and qigong teacher Feixia Yu has been using her practice to help people with their mental and physical wellbeing for years, but the Covid-19 pandemic has seen her step up efforts even further.Advertisement
Feixia has been offering online classes in tai chi and qigong during lockdown, with some available for free.
The ancient Chinese practices involve flowing movements, meditation and stretches. Classes can help participants build strength, tone muscles, quiet the mind, and improve flexibility and balance.
Feixia, who is the founder of YuTaichi and Director of Confucius Institute at University of Central Lancashire, says the exercise is ideal to do at home.
She said: “This low intensity exercise, combining gentle stretches with deep breathing, works wonders, either as a break or at the end of a busy working day.
“As it doesn’t require any special equipment or large open space, it is perfect for home practice.”
Feixia recently recorded an introduction to tai chi for the Harris‘ Chinese New Year celebrations. You can watch the video below or on YouTube.
Feixia currently runs six online classes weekly via Zoom.
“I run a Wednesday class from 5.30pm to 6.30pm for free, and there are around 50 regulars. I encourage anyone to pop in and have a try.”
To find out more, visit YuTaichi on Facebook.
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