Tai Chi Studio Now Open in Brewster

By combining slow, controlled breathing and gentle stretching movements, tai chi creates harmony between the body, mind and spirit.




In Balance Tai Chi Studio

Tai chi and chi kung (also known as qigong) are ancient systems of exercise so beneficial to the mind and body that they are considered integral parts of Traditional Chinese Medicine, says David Cunniff, owner of In Balance Tai Chi Studio, which recently opened in Brewster.

“While tai chi has the stigma of being an exercise for seniors, this could not be further from the truth,” Cunniff says. “Everyone, young and old, can benefit from the rejuvenating tai chi dance described as ‘swimming on land.’ Chi is the body’s vital energy force, which can be cultivated and used as a calming, healing energy. In addition to promote healing, chi kung has been proven to be effective in managing stress.”

By combining slow, controlled breathing and gentle stretching movements, tai chi creates harmony between the body, mind and spirit, he says. Sometimes called “a moving meditation,” this form of exercise has been proven to reduce stress and alleviate many ailments and injuries while promoting balance and a sense of well-being.

“Anyone who wants to control their daily stress, improve their balance and get in shape without strenuous exercise give these ancient techniques a try,” Cunniff says. “In Balance Tai Chi Studio offers small, personal classes in a comfortable atmosphere to create a positive approach to wellness and exercise.”

Location: Brewster Square Plaza, 2505 Carmel Ave., Rte. 6, Ste. 108, Brewster, NY. To register for a free introductory class, call 845.803.1922, email inbalanceconcepts@comcast.net or visit InBalanceTaiChi.com.

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