Steph Fearnley, one of our wonderful Aura Fitness Instructors, hosts an online Tai Chi Movement for Wellbeing (TMW) class every Monday from 11.00-11.30am. Email Steph at Stephanie.email@example.com to express your interest in joining the class.
Steph has very kindly shared some advice and useful information regarding her TMW class:
“Tai Chi Movement for Wellbeing is so valuable at this time, there are many benefits that coming together for TMW bring. One of our most important TMW skills is to ground ourselves in the moment: to keep our mind in the same place as the body and focusing on the here and now. When we do this we relax and stay connected to ourselves and life all around us.
We refrain from being carried away by our thoughts, leading to feelings of stress in the body. We remember what is within our control and what is without, and we focus on what we can control. We can feel our feet on the ground, we can maintain our routines as much as possible, and we can stay connected to all of our friends, family and the outside world of nature all around us. These skills help us to feel so much better, so keeping up our practice is very important at this time.
Although moving together is powerful in many ways, at this time, practicing at home is the next best thing. It doesn’t matter if you can’t remember all of the moves, or the order! What matters is spending some time practicing every day to bring you the benefit of the movements and mindfulness which will spill over into a sense of wellbeing in your day to day life.
The class will be hosted on the Zoom application. Do not worry if you have not used this before; it is extremely easy. If I can do it anyone can! It will involve downloading the zoom app to your phone/tablet/computer and entering the meeting number given. I know the technology can be a bit daunting, but I urge everyone to give it a go; seek family support to set it up as it is surprisingly easy to use and such a valuable way of staying connected.”
The sessions will run for 40 minutes, comprising of one sequence (either seated or standing), followed by a relaxation.