Boosting your “Qi” with Taichi

By on February 12, 2014
We have learned that oriental Chinese medicine is known to deliver through our body channels,  a bio energy known as “Qi” (pronounced as key).

Traditional Tai Chi is a form of martial art that has over the years evolved into a means of combatting day-to-day stress.  Think of it as a workout for the mind and body.

Tai Chi class

A good understanding of your body alignment and position is the key factor in the traditional Chinese physical arts.  Through different muscle movements, Tai Chi helps to stimulate the flow of Qi throughout the body and internal organs thus, giving you control on your overall balance.  Tai Chi, when practised correctly,  helps you sleep well, reduce stiffness and pain, increase energy and recover faster from injury, among others.  But it takes some work to reap the full benefits.

The good news for all English speakers is – London’s largest and longest running Tai Chi Academy has opened its doors to Tokyoites at the new Mei Quan Academy near Tokyo Midtown.

For a complete six-week Tai Chi beginner’s sessions, (one hour and 15 minutes per session), you can embark on a fitness regime that will help you get lasting benefits.  Beginner’s course is available during the daytime 10:15 -11:30 am) and early evenings (6:30 – 7:45 pm).

Mei Quan Academy of Taiji
Roppongi Fortuna Studio
7-12-23 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Roppongi Fortuna Building 3F-A  (Near Tokyo Midtown)

Nearest stations: Nogizaka & Roppongi Itchome 

London’s largest Tai Chi Academy is now in Tokyo.  Regular practice brings better health, increased energy levels and a greater ability to deal with stress and pressure. New beginners course starts Tuesday 18th & Thursday 20th March.  For more details Email  or visit

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