Classical Hatha Yoga is the Eightfold Path of practices to awaken and maintain the connections and harmony of the mind, body, and spirit. The practices develop full function from head to toe, inside and out. All systems of Yoga spring from this origin —Iyengar, Vinyasa, Astanga, Anusara, and more. Yoga asanas are physical postures designed to provide mental and physical strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance. As you learn to integrate mind, body, and breath, you will renew your energy, clarity, and tranquility.
Kajukenpo is a hybrid martial art that combines kung fu, western boxing, judo, jujutsu, kenpo karate, and shotokan karate. Founded in Hawaii in 1947, its focus is practical self-defense for real-life situations. Students learn blocks, kicks, punches, sweeps, and falls through group training drills, partner work, and kata forms. As a result of nurturing and empowering instruction, students develop physical as well as psychological self-confidence in their personal safety. Furthermore, the palpable sense of community in each class teaches respect, camaraderie, and self-discipline.
Tai Chi (pronounced TIE chee), short for Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan, is an ancient Chinese martial art, although many practice it for health purposes only. Tai Chi's slow moving, continuous choreography improves strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. It is an excellent low-impact cardiovascular exercise. Tai Chi also encourages the flow of qi (vital life energy) for optimum health.
The practice of Qigong aims to improve the flow of Qi, or life energy, in the body. It consists of movement forms, standing forms, walking meditations, and quiet sitting meditation. All of these movements strengthen the body, enhance health, calm the heart, and leave one refreshed and invigorated.
The specific type of Qigong taught at Hawthorne Wellness Center is known as the Jinjing Gong (Tendon and Channel Strengthening) School of Qigong. This tradition focuses on stretching the tendons to generate life-force energy in the body. It also opens and breaks up blockages in the body's energetic channels, which allows for a smooth and uninterrupted flow of Qi. Practicing Qigong allows us to access medicine created naturally within our bodies and empowers us to take charge of our own healing.
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