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Traditional Taichi Singapore For Total Wellness

Taichi Singapore For Health & Total Wellness

“If qigong is the invisible bullets, then tai chi is the pistol.”

“Practising Tai Chi without Qigong foundation is akin to having a gun without its bullet loaded.”

At Nam Wah Pai, we practice and teach the Traditional Yang-Style Tai Chi 108 Movement Slow Form.

The Essence Of Traditional Tai Chi Lessons For Total Health & Wellness

Tai Chi, or Taiji Quan, is one of the best exercises in the world for all ages to achieve a healthy lifestyle. This ancient art dates back to ancient China over 2000 years ago and later spread to different parts of the world. However, many tai chi practitioners today practice the simplified forms of tai chi that focuses on beautiful moves, difficult (and at times dangerous) stunts to meet the scoring standards of competition purposes.

This is the major reason why many people get injured when they practice this kind of competitive tai chi. It’s because their body is not ready for such strenuous and explosive movements and yet they still push on until serious damage occurs to their bodies. These injuries range from muscle and ligament tear, slipped disc, dislocations and tendon injuries.

The Traditional Tai Chi is an internal martial art that promotes health through slow, smooth, relaxed yet continuous movement. People who are not physically active are prone to injuries if they suddenly start practicing tai chi without proper training. That’s why it is advisable for beginners to practice tai chi with the proper training and guidance from an experienced Tai Chi instructor.

As a Tai Chi beginner, one should only concentrate on learning the proper moves and posture, and to feel the inner energy flow circulating the body from these movements. By doing proper stretches and warming up before the class you are able to prevent muscle pull and sprain.

Tai chi is a very pleasurable activity for people of all ages who cannot do strenuous exercises due to health conditions. It’s also suitable for people with chronic injuries, limited mobility and pregnant women who are supposed to avoid strenuous exercises.

Traditional Taichi Singapore For Total Wellness

Here are some benefits of practising Tai Chi with Nam Wah Pai Qigong foundations:

  • Amplify your body’s vital energy to develop a stronger internal organ system to prevent chronic pain and illnesses
  • Meditative and calming effect that helps with relaxation, reduces stress and aids in emotional and spiritual mindfulness
  • Helps to improve balance, flexibility and agility, and improves bone health to prevent arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Helps to better manage medical conditions when disharmony in the body starts becoming apparent
  • Maintain harmony between your mind, body, and spirit for to achieve Yin/Yang balance for total wellness

The Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi 108 Slow Form

When practicing any form of tai chi or internal martial arts, it is crucial to incorporate neigong or qigong (internal energy cultivation) for maximum health and wellness benefits. Practicing Tai chi without qigong foundation is akin to having a gun without its bullet loaded. At Nam Wah Pai, Our Tai Chi course focuses on a great emphasis on the application of internal energy with Qigong principles. This is drastically different from the modern or external form most instructors teach, which are lacking in the health boosting elements.

The Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi 108 Slow form retains its core essence that was handed down by its founder- Yang Lu Chan. Practicing the traditional form ensures that you are adhering to the principles, methods, teachings handed down by the ancient masters.

Unlike other more extravagant techniques being taught in the industry, the traditional Yang style Tai Chi 108 form we practice uses a smaller stance. This helps our students achieve better balance, coordination and alignment, and lesser risk of joint related injuries from practicing the wider tai chi stances taught elsewhere.

The traditional yang style consists of three chapters, totalling up to 108 steps. Each and every form in the 108 movement has a powerful effect to hone your tai chi internal energy and power. At the same time, the gentle flowing and deliberate movements serve as a meditative technique to calm your mind and body.

Our bodies are filled with imbalances. Imbalances we cannot control through ordinary means, but with proper tai chi form and technique, we strive to correct this imbalance and bring harmony, enhance better circulation and energy flow within our body, and achieve the perfect Yin/Yang balance for total wellness.

The Nam Wah Pai combination of Tai Chi and Qigong has achieved amazing health results for our students and it is often described as “Meditation in Motion”.

Register Your Interest In Tai Chi Classes

Get started with traditional Tai Chi at Nam Wah Pai on your path to Total Wellness today.

Note: It is crucial to incorporate Qigong (cultivation of internal energy) to reap the maximum health and wellness benefits of traditional Tai Chi. Thus it is highly recommended to complete Nam Wah Pai’s Signature Qigong course before enrolling into the Traditional Tai Chi course.

What Our Clients Say

5.0 68 reviews

  • Avatar Jimmy Ee ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    The rooftop is a cozy and windy place for training. If it rains, the spacious main gym can also be used. Grandmaster and master are very helpful and responsible — they guide and revise techniques with us.
  • Avatar Tiang Oon Ming ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    After joining World Nam Wah Pai Association Qigong, my health and energy have shown great improvement under the professional guidance of grandmaster and his instructors. This has gave me more confidence to continue to learn Tai-Chi after … More achieving the qigong foundation. The environment is conducive and is a good training ground for learning.
  • Avatar p yc ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I would highly recommend Nam Wah Pai for learning Qigong and Taichi. Grandmaster Sim and instructors are all dedicated and patient teachers in teaching us step by step throughout the course. It was a remarkable experience for me.
  • Avatar Roberto Fabbri ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    After living for many years in Asia, and seeing people in parks moving slowly yet graciously during my morning walk, I become interested in Qigong and Tai Chi. I evaluated a few available courses and I ultimately decided to attend the Qigong … More course offered by the World Nam Wah Pai Association under the direction of Master Sim Poh Huat. It has been a good decision, I benefitted from attending the classes, Master Sim and the instructors and committed and dedicated, and I made some friends among my classmates. I am happy to recommend the World Nam Wah Pai Association to everyone seriously interested to learn Qigong.
  • Avatar Yeow Hong Liaw ★★★★★ a month ago
    I wanted to invest more in my own well-being and decided to try out qigong beyond my regular workouts and changing my dietary habits. I more than met my objective under the good guidance and plentiful encouragement from Master Sim and his … More group of dedicated instructors. They provided me with the knowledge and the foundation to continue my own practice daily. The 6 weeks has been intense and rigorous. It's time and money well spent! Thank you, Master Sim and the instructors of Nam Wah Pai.
  • Avatar Eusern Tay ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    It has been an amazing experience learning at Nam Wah Pai. Thank you Master Sim and all the instructors for your dedication and patience in teaching us!
  • Avatar Selva Nanthini S ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I have had a great experience in the classes. The classes are really well. organised. After joining Qigong class, I can really notice the improvement in my energy levels. I used to have knee pains. Now it has improved a lot. After practice, … More feel meditative as well.
  • Avatar alix chong ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I was looking for Qigong n taiji class when I changed upon Nam Wah Pai. I signed up after a tour of the premises n briefing of course outline Aft completing qigong, I m now doin taiji.I must say, the classes were really enjoyable. Master … More Sim and the other instructors were really dedicated. Tey are around practically every night to instruct, demo and correct. And tey are so approachable. Always looking out for our mistakes n correcting us on the spot.Apart fr the 2hr class proper every mon and wed, we were encouraged to go 1hr earlier for revision! And fri is absolutely free for anyone who needs further revision.The pace can be fast at times but totally manageable with practice n revision. And master Sim makessure every second counts. We are made to practise till the very last min.Despite goin for classes 3x/week and almost 3hr each time, time seems to fly.And comes sat of each mth, there are special course. I attended push hands tis saturday for self defence. Learnt a few very useful techniques and all were linked to taiji. Highly interesting!!I highly recommend Nam wah Pai if u are looking for something more in depth and for general good wellbeing! U will never be bored!
  • Avatar Victor ong ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    I have benefited alot from practising Qigong, Yang Sheng Gong and of course 108 form Taiji. Just a few lesson my body aching and joint pain have greatly reduce and as more practise i feel my posture and core muscle have improve. The instructors … More are great especially to Grand Master Sim, Master Toh, Master Tan, Master Ho, Master David Tan and Master Victor Huang. They are delicated, passion in imparting their skill and knowledgs. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking to learn Qigong, Taiji (108 form) and other form of Martial Art such as Xin Yi, Bagu Zhang and etc.
  • Avatar Redenna Chan ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Great place to start learning about the use and movement of qi. Friendly and supportive community of people to practice qigong and taiji together, along with other forms if you are interested.
  • Avatar Ronald Liew ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Good teaching on Qigong and Tai Chi. Strengthen health, fitness and flexibility. Also some applications for self defense.
  • Avatar Chenyu ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Enjoyed my classes a lot ! Definitely meditative , relaxing and promotes healthy living