If you're looking for an easy and affordable way to de-stress from the daily grind in London and put some activity into your daily routine, check out the Chinese martial arts of Tai Chi and Qi Gong exercises. Both Tai Chi and Qi Gong are ancient, traditional and time-tested ways for the Chinese to keep fit and healthy, which are practiced by millions of people around the world.
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Mei Quan Academy of Tai Chi, the largest Tai Chi school in London established since 1990, conducts beginner classes in 42 locations across London starting from £30 for a 5 week course. Thousands of people have attended the beginner course to learn the basic elements of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. There are simple exercise routines to follow as part of the Beijing 24-step Short Form to help you develop hand-feet coordination, balance and spacial awareness. It is the foundation for learning the full Long Form in advanced classes.
The community-style classes allow you to practice with others and make new friends with fellow female and male practitioners from all walk of life. For more details on location and timing of classes, check out the website.