T'ai chi (taijiquan or t’ai chi ch’uan) is a traditional Chinese moving meditation, martial art, and health exercise. Slow, continuous motion, combined with an internal focus, enhances energy, well-being, and mental, emotional, and physical balance. Scientific studies have verified many of its benefits, and medical professionals now endorse it for arthritis, Parkinson's, fibromyalgia, balance difficulties, pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases, and a wide variety of other conditions. It requires no special space or equipment, and integrates natural movement with a joyful, reflective approach to daily life. In this six-week course, we will also study qigong (energy work based on simple movement, visualization, and conscious breathing), with exercises from the ancient Five Animals and Rising Lotus sets. Those with experience will review Moonlight taiji and deepen their practice. | Active participation.