That sounds like a pretty big claim, doesn’t it? It’s true. You can look and feel more vibrant and at ease with every step you take. Whether you are already a strong walker, or if you have some mobility challenges, this program is for you!
It will look as if you are walking in an ordinary way. But when you utilize the natural, intelligent mechanics of your body; tensions will dissolve and you’ll generate positive energy in motion.
Here’s the secret: apply tài jí principles to how you walk.
"I never gave a second thought to how I was walking and already felt pretty
good. But NOW! I have a profound appreciation for walking and I feel great!"
With her years of study, easy manner and calming voice, Wendy will introduce you to these concepts from the ancient art of tài jí and incorporate them into how you walk. Discover a calm yet energizing ripple effect from your body, mind and emotions into your daily life.
This 3-week, Beta Team program includes nine live, online sessions, added videos and support material plus your own personalized Tài jí Life Focus Beads .
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
"I didn't even realize just how much tension I had in my neck and shoulders because
I was so used to it always being there. It's something I have to keep working on but
I feel unbelievably better."
Wendy Williams has been practicing Tài jí for over 20 years and is the founder, president and creative heart of Tài jí Life. She has a bachelor degree in Education and has taught hundreds of students.
You are just one step away… Register now!
Who would have thought it would be worthwhile to invest in a course about something many people seem to do naturally and on a daily basis? Well, just like nutrition, breathing and sleeping habits can be heightened; so can walking for unexpected results. And once you learn about it and change what you are doing… you will wish they had taught you this in school.
"Everything I thought I knew about "good posture" was doing nothing to help me. It was actually making things worse. But now I have more flow to my walk and I never would have thought I'd say that!"
Here are just some of the things you will learn in this jam-packed 21-day program:
- It’s all in your Head - start with the feet right? Nope. We start with head placement.
- Walking Blunders - what we already know and what’s not so obvious.
- Pelvis - just say no to Marilyn Monroe.
- Knees and Feet - they point the way. And what about shoes?
- The Spine - this where the magic happens.
- Warm ups and Stretching - is it necessary?
- Breathing - the revitalizing active and passive breath.
- Focusing - an alert meditation in motion.
- Personal Growth - through your mind and body connection.
This program is meant to get you on track to really get the basics of what you need to learn so you can experience the positive effects of applying tài jí principles to your walk.
We learn what to do in the online classes then you can get out there and apply it to your walking! The 45-minute live, online sessions will be held Eastern Standard Time:
"There were lots of breakthrough moments. I kept saying, "Huh!", I had never thought
of my body working that way. Just a little shift in awareness makes a huge difference."
- Tuesdays 8:00 p.m. (class) June 8, 15, 22
Fridays 8:00 p.m. (class) June11, 18, 25
Sundays 8:00 p.m. ( live Q&A) June 13, 20, 27
Can't make them all? Don't worry, the sessions will be recorded and added to the course. There will also be supplemental videos and material within this course. Your registration will allow you access to all course materials until July 31, 2021.
What does it do? As you are walking, you will have at least one Focus Point that you are practicing. But naturally, your mind will wander and your body will slide back into its old habits. Each time you come back to your Focus Point, you can slide a bead down the counter. This gives you a tangible, kinesthetic way to reinforce your learning.
With the key ring at the top, you can easily attach this to your zipper, loop it around a strap or simply carry it as you walk. It’s handcrafted with five sleek, black beads for tracking and a beautiful green tiger’s eye bead to anchor the bottom. A pop of red with the accent beads and a stainless steel Maple Leaf hand stamped with your initial for a personal touch.
Once you register, you’ll get an email asking what initial you would like stamped into the maple leaf at the bottom.
Who is this for?
I've shared these walking techniques with my teenage kids, my students and my 85-year old mom. All have benefitted. If you are already a strong walker, this will still help! If you have hip, knee, back or any other types of mobility challenges; this content will be helpful as long as you go at your own pace and adhere to the advice of your doctor.
Is this a fitness or weight loss program?
Technically, no. This is about "how" to walk more effectively. Not how far or how fast. But since you will probably feel better about walking... it will ultimately help with fitness or weight loss.
Do I need special shoes or equipment?
Although walking in barefeet has its natural advantages, it may not always seem practical in our society. In this program we can work with what you have and will include a discussion about footwear.
You could consider using something to count your steps, such as a pedometer, Fitbit or Garmin for example. But this is not necessary for this course and you do not need any other special equipment.
How soon will I see results?
As soon as you start, you will notice some differences. The problem is that we easily slip back into our old habits. I wish I could say it's a one-time fix. But that would be like telling you to drink water for 21 days and that’s all the water you would ever need to drink. Walking well is a continual practice. So as long as you keep reminding yourself to practice the Five Focus Points, you will continue reap the benefits.
What are the actual dates?
The online classes are EST:
Tuesdays 8:00 p.m. June 8, 15, 22 (classes)
Fridays 8:00 p.m. June 11, 18, 25 (classes)
Sundays 8:00 p.m. (live Q&A) June 13, 20, 27
Recordings of the classes will be made available and added to the course. In between the classes, there will be additional videos and supplemental materials added to the course for you to view at your convenience. Your registration will allow you access to all course materials until July 31, 2021.
What is tài jí?
Tài jí is more widely known as tai chi. I have chosen to use this spelling from the Falk's Dictionary of Martial Arts. Tài jí is an ancient physical activity developed as a martial art in China. The benefits of this practice for our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being has been shared throughout the world.
Is there a refund policy?
Yes, simply contact Wendy and you can cancel your registration up to June 13th for a full refund.