Ever had one of those days when stress has you in a headlock and doesn’t want to let go? Do you feel like you’re constantly losing the battle against modern age anxiety? How can you expect your mind to win a fight if it is untrained in the art of making your worries tap out?
Tai Chi is a martial art for the mind that also benefits the body.
Here is where you can learn it in the district of Eixample.
Tai Chi and its benefits
Tai Chi is a Chinese tradition that fits into the group of internal martial arts. These kinds of disciplines occupy themselves with spiritual and mental aspects, focusing less on the body when compared to the most common martial arts.
The base philosophy of Tai Chi is to use softness to counter hardness, instead of the usual clash of force versus force. This idea is applied in the art both physically and mentally.
In sum, Tai Chi is both a personal defense combat art with a non-aggressive philosophy and a form of meditation and mind cleansing. Physically, it will improve your balance, flexibility, strength and endurance. Mentally, it will reduce your stress, boost your self-confidence and enhance your general wellbeing.
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Classes in Eixample
Holmes Place needs no introduction. This world famous health club franchise is present everywhere, with Eixample being no exception. At Holmes Place Urquinaona, you’ll have access to top facilities and experienced Tai Chi instructors. A single monthly pass also allows you to use the gym for all your exercise needs and any additional classes you want to take, so it’s definitely worth checking out.
Address: Ausias Marc 9-11
Cem Esportiu Vintró is another big gym complex in Eixample that offers a great diversity of classes and activities, Tai Chi being one of them. Just like in Holmes Place, a monthly pass will give you access to a plenty of other classes you might want to try, such as yoga, pilates, CrossFit, or Zumba.
Address: Consell de Cent 623-627
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Centre Jing is an oriental martial arts centre in Eixample where you will have the chance to learn Tai Chi from skillful masters. It offers classes for all ages and skill levels, so it’s a great choice if you’d like your children to learn a martial art as well.
Address: Passatge Simo 15
So, now that you know where to find Tai Chi classes in Eixample, are you ready to make a peaceful, yet victorious warrior out of your mind? Go try it and don’t forget to tell us all about it using the comment box below!
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