Thursday, December 5, 2013

Tai Chi Time!

Synergy welcomed a special guest this week from Mount Mansfield Martial Arts. Mr. Graner will be coming in for a couple visits before the winter break and after as well to teach us Tai Chi. The students were so excited and did very well listening and following along as we learned the very focused and smooth movements. There are many important aspects of Tai Chi, but the two that we learned most about was balance and breathing. The pictures above are some snap shots of both of these skills. With the "moving and grooving" we do in our classroom, we have talked about both of these things before and it was great to hear someone say, "we've done this!" They were really making the connection between the importance of moving their bodies and breathing carefully to how they feel afterward. Stay tuned for what we learn next!