By WALX Derwent and Dales at
What is TMW?
Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing is a specially-developed sequence of movements which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing. With origins in both Tai Chi and Chi Kung, the TMW sequence distils elements of these arts into a simplified form. Completing the TMW series of moves and gestures varies from just 10 minutes to 30 minutes. TMW can also be practised both seated and standing, making its benefits accessible to all, from park benches to mountain tops.
“Movement is the key to good health and wellbeing”
Our TMW program helps bring the benefits of Tai Chi movements to people of all ages and stages.
We add TMW to our walks and enjoy the fluid movements that energise and recharge each person. It’s like meditation on the hoof in the beautiful surroundings of our walks.
Life is often full of demands and TMW help release the pressures and slow life down. When you give so much to others, this is your time of self-care and practising kindfulness.
“I have noticed the benefits of my breathing being steadier and deeper during the classes, which I think is having an effect on my blood pressure levels which have been consistently in the correct range ( 85: 130/40) for the past few months. I also enjoy the big stretches on Reach for the sky, row the boat etc as I feel my shoulders become more flexible after sitting at a desk all day.”
The beautifully crafted sequences of TMW comprises of carefully structured and mindful Tai Chi movements. Sitting and extended meditation does not suit all individuals and TMW offers a simple and gentle movement and exercise approach.
Unique movements, such as ‘Return to Centre’ offer an ‘anchor’ for the individual to interrupt negative thoughts and awaken to more healthy, balanced and embodied choices. This approach uses mindfulness meditation to increase awareness of the ‘here and now’ supporting new and healthier choices.
TMW’s simple yet effective sequence means it can help many different groups:
It is also a very sociable activity and perfect for groups who either know each other or are new. It brings people together and ignites that sense of belonging and trust. It immerses like minded souls into a moment of oneness, of calm, of tranquillity. That sense of calmness is priceless and gives you a body wrap of confidence and boosts self-esteem.
Words cannot do the experience justice so come along and indulge yourself into the holistic delights of TMW.
During the pandemic, we have been offering TMW virtually which has had enormous benefits, if you would like to join us it is advisable to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss having an introductory session. You can join via zoom either with WALX HQ or our WALX Derwent and Dales sessions. Booking via our web site is essential.
Here are some of our members experiences of TMW that I would like to share with you.
“I’ve also used the TMW moves for mental relaxation, breathing, thinking of calming thoughts, when I can’t sleep and it’s such a help. My upper arms used to ache something shocking, but now they don’t and I think it’s down to a better technique with the flying goose. In fact, all limbs seem more moveable”
“This has been a very stressful time for me, TMW with you has been a highlight of the week, you’ve helped me to relax and clear my mind and when I’m zoned in I can feel the tension leaving me. I’m looking forward to continuing the sessions when chemo starts again as I know it’s going to help me. These sessions have kept me sane and connected with people having been shielding since March 2020 and helped my mental health enormously”
“A big thanks to you I look forward to seeing you all on a Friday and even if I’m shattered afterwards it’s a very fulfilling feeling. I can’t wait till the day I can join you outside and in person!!”