Experience Tai Chi On The High Line

by | Jul 10, 2015 | Exercise, Out On The Town

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Experience the art of Tai Chi happening on the High Line every Tuesday with the Taoist Tai Chi Society!

Located under the Standard on the High Line at West 12th Street, participants can experience the exercise known for its wellness and relaxation benefits. Tai Chi is believed to calm emotions, increase focus in the mind and strengthen the immune system. Beginners and veterans are all welcome!

Practicing in 26 countries, the Taoist Tai Chi Society is the largest non-profit Tai Chi organization in the world. Taoist Monk, Master Moy Lin Shin, the Taoist Society’s founder, created the 108 move “set” specifically designed to improve the well-being and health of participants. The movements include a full range of motion, the constant turning of the spine and stretching, which is known to better balance and posture. The set brings together the many insights of the Taoist Monk including his knowledge of human philosophy, internal circulation and spiritual training.

There are key principles that have been established by Master Moy Lin Shin that are still followed today. They include that the Taoist Tai Chi arts are not to be practiced as a martial art technique or in competitive spirit, as well as that participants should create an attitude of compassion and service to others.

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Photo courtesy of: Rowa Lee courtesy of Friends of the High Line

The classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and will continue through September. In the event of rain, Tai Chi will relocate to the 14th Street Passage, located on the High Line at 14th Street. People of all ages are capable of experiencing the benefits that come with practicing Tai Chi, so don’t miss out on this unique new discipline that will make you feel better in an open-air space!

For more information please visit, www.thehighline.org.

By- Kelsey Maloney

Downtown Magazine