Toms River, NJ, August 28, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Local teacher will demonstrate popular moving meditation that improves physical health & emotional well being.
Local teacher is welcoming the public to a free demonstration of T’ai Chi Chih at 10:00AM on September 4th at Healing Arts, 511 Dover Rd., Toms River. “Because of its effectiveness, this moving meditation has recently been written about in The New York Times, AARP national magazine, and many other media,” said teacher, Siobhan Hutchinson. “Learning T’ai Chi Chih would be an excellent way to commit to improving your health and increasing your happiness now.”
More than 100 local residents already practice T’ai Chi Chih and credit the slow, gentle movements with health improvements, including lower stress levels, lower blood pressure, improved concentration, and all around well being. Academic research studies at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) and elsewhere also document the benefits.
“I started T’ai Chi Chih as a skeptical student more than 16 years ago,” said Hutchinson, now a teacher of the form throughout Central NJ and Bucks County, PA. “Right from the beginning I felt a wonderful difference. Tension just seemed to melt away, I had more energy, and now I’ve been doing the movements faithfully every day for many years, and teaching others how to get the same great results.”
A new eight-week class begins the week after the public event, at 10:30AM on Tuesday, September 11 at the same location. “People of all ages and abilities are welcome,” Hutchinson said. To register, please call 609-752-1048 or e-mail Siobhan@NextStepStrategiesLLC.com.
In a number of studies between 2003 and 2012, various UCLA researchers have found that doing T’ai Chi Chih improves immune system function, helps relieve depression, and improves the quality of sleep.
Hundreds of accredited teachers nationwide say their thousands of students over the past 30 years have reported these and many other benefits. “A lot of good can happen when we learn to work with the vital energy that circulates within us, which the Chinese call chi,” said Hutchinson. “The stories are compelling – people with migraines report relief, people with high cholesterol and heart problems report improved health. Just about everyone who takes a T’ai Chi Chih class says it changes their life for the better.”
Since the practice was originated by Justin Stone in 1974, more than 2,200 senior students have been accredited as teachers of the series of 19 flowing, soft movements that together comprise T’ai Chi Chih.
About Hutchinson: Siobhan Hutchinson has been teaching T’ai Chi Chih in Central Jersey since 2001 at community and health care settings. Clients report experiencing increased range of motion, balance, relaxation, reduced stress, and an overall sense of well-being. Along with holding a Master’s Degree in Holistic Health, Siobhan is an accredited Seijaku, Guigen Qigong, Reiki Master/Teacher, and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner. She has studied in China and continues her studies with a variety of holistic practitioners. Her passion is stress relief and walking in serenity. Next Step Strategies: A Holistic Approach to Health and Vitality.