Welcome to Rolfing TaiChi London
Find your still centre in a crazy world
New Surrey Tai Chi classes starting soon, sign up now for a free class
Tai Chi is a gentle yet very powerful system of movement and meditation, which can be practiced by anyone of any age or level of fitness. The classes and workshops run by Simple Tai Chi, teach traditional Tai Chi with an infusion of ideas from a wide spectrum of modern movement techniques and therapeutic practices.
Our number one aim is to provide solutions for many of the modern day maladies caused by desk slumping, screen staring and commuting stress.
Tai Chi can bring better balance and a healthier approach to the simple, everyday activities that we all do, like; breathing, walking, standing and sitting. Our programs are specifically designed to ensure that students take away something useful from each class, a new movement possibility or a fresh mental framing which will help them to be more effective and to enjoy more fully each new day. Along the way we hope you will also enjoy learning a classical Tai Chi Form which can provide an invaluable resource for health and wellbeing for your entire life.
Simple Tai Chi brings the ancient wisdom of traditional Tai Chi into the 21st Century making it relevant and useful for people like you. Sign up now for one of our weekly classes or contact me about one of our specialist courses and learn truly effective ways to regain your health and vitality, improve your posture, deal effectively with the pressures of modern living and find your still centre and some peace of mind in a crazy world.
New Practice now open in Haslemere
I am excited to announce that I have started offering Rolfing from The Haslemere Clinic on Fridays and Saturday mornings. The Haslemere Clinic is a very well established practice comprising exceptionally experienced practitioners in the fields of Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Massage and many other complementary therapies and I am very pleased and honoured to have been accepted into the fold.
For appointments here you can still contact me but its probably easier to call reception at the clinic on 01428 651067
Are you moving with your brakes on?
Feeling tired, achy, a little bit stuck physically and maybe emotionally too? Suffering from swollen ankles, shin splints, knee, hip, back or shoulder pain?
Ever considered that the problem may simply be that your muscles are fighting each other, half of you is unconsciously holding back whilst the rest of you wants to be moving forward, you are trying to move with your brakes on!
To fully understand this peculiar but very common phenomena it might be helpful ﬁrst to remind ourselves of a little basic science.
We Earthlings live in a gravitational ﬁeld that exerts, on average’15lb per sq inch of pressure on us from the moment we sprout forth to the day we ﬁnally give in to it and lie down for the last time. (‘variable according to the altitude, depth or latitude of our chosen hood).
For some crazy reason one of our ancestors, be she ape, lizard or alien visitor, decided that we should move around on just two of our four available limbs?
All that pressure and only two rather spindly supports is a challenging combination and its legacy is an ever present choice between Stability and Adaptability. We need Stability so that we can carry loads and “stand our ground,” and Adaptability so that we can move freely in our environment, to gather food or avoid being food. And as anyone who has tried to build a free standing, walking robot will tell you this is actually a very complicated engineering problem. Luckily, this constant juggling between Stability and adaptability which would be a right pain if we had to think about it all the time has, over the last 6 million years or so, become somewhat automatic for us bipeds
So how does the body balance automatically? Continue Reading >>>
Keith Graham – Rolfing TaiChi London.
Certified Advanced Rolfer and Tai Chi Instructor practicing in London and Surrey.