Experience Tai Chi Classes at our Hitchin Clinic


Move into stillness and explore your inner self with Tai Chi Qigong (Chi Kung).  This style of moving meditation or the meditative aspect of the practice gives the practitioner the same cognitive benefits of traditional seated meditation.

During practice, the focus of the mind remains on the breath and physical sensations of the body in the present moment, helping to still the busy mind. Tai Chi Qigong, often described as moving meditation or medication in motion prioritizes on ease of movement and works with a series of gentle bodily movements that’s performed in a slow and graceful manner. The intention of the practice is to relieve stress, and achieve unity with one’s essential nature.

Research on the healing art of moving meditation shows what Tai Chi and Qigong masters have known for centuries. Current studies highlight many healing benefits of the practice, especially for people suffering from diabetes, osteoarthritis, and musculoskeletal pain triggered from working on computers. Studies highlight that when practiced to supplement traditional forms of treatment. Tai Chi and Qigong can help reduce pain among arthritis patients, reduce hypertension, maintain bone density, promote heart health, enhance quality of life, and fight depression, amongst other health benefits. A growing body of research is building a fascinating case for Tai Chi and Qigong as an adjunct to standard medical treatment for the prevention and rehabilitation of many conditions commonly associated with age.

Weekly classes involve low impact exercises, and suitable for both the young and old. The practice can be adapted for those in wheelchairs, or recovering from surgery. Tai Chi Qigong classes are designed to be very effective and easy to learn, improving general health and well-being of the practitioner. Movements improve digestion, circulation, lung conditions and asthma. The overall effect of moving meditation will reduce mental stress and physical tension carried in the muscles of the body, and create mindfulness. Many practitioners of the class often report improvement in low back pain and better sleep pattern.



Increase energy, flexibility and agility
Improve health and well-being
Loosens and strengthens joints and muscles
Reduce aches and pains
Controls weight
Age gracefully
Improved posture, breathing and balance
Stress reduction and relaxation
Improve concentration, and mindfulness
Self esteem
Rejuvenate mind body and spirit
Anxiety and depression
Spiritual awareness and development

At Woodside clinic the osteopaths firmly believe that tai chi is beneficial for posture and core strength. We work as a team to ensure our clients benefit from a range of experts in order to bring them back to a more controlled state physically and mentally. 


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