Tai Chi And Qigong
Tai Chi and Qigong are moving meditations which use slow graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to strengthen your mind-body connection, reduce stress, and improve circulation thereby enhancing your overall health.
Rafael teaches the 5 and 9 Form in Tai Chi Easy a form developed by Roger Jahnke, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and director of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi and also The Nine Phases of Cultivating Qi and Primordial Qigong both according to Roger Jahnke as taught by one of his senior students, Julie Balderrama. He also teaches the well known Yang Style 10 Form and 24 Form (the most popular form in China) and Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Arthritis, a Sun style of Tai Chi, having learned those from Melinda Tybor. Though Tai Chi originated as a martial art form derived from Qigong practices, it's not applied in his practice as the forms are used to improve overall health and balance which represent a great need in our senior community.