What is Vishrant Tai Chi?
Traditionally, Tai Chi was developed as a form of martial arts. However, today it is commonly practiced for its health benefits for both body and mind. When done correctly, the practice is very much a meditative experience. The flowing movements calm ones mind and body and are designed to generate qi, or life energy, leaving the practitioner feeling vitalised and grounded in the body.
When practicing Tai Chi, you can expect to find your mind slowing down significantly, often leading to states of silence and increased mental clarity. Vishrant Tai Chi has been specifically formulated to facilitate this aspect. Moving away from being a form of defence training, Vishrant Tai Chi is more of a meditative practice.
Vishrant, which translates to “restful” in Sanskrit, sums up this style of Tai Chi. It is all about facilitating inner relaxation.
It is a lot slower paced than other forms of Tai Chi, which encourages us to be more mindful and present to our bodies and less in our analytical minds.
The traditional philosophy of Tai Chi which is the concept of balance in finding both yin and yang in our day to day life. Also applying the Zen Buddhism disciplines, that of patience and skill – training the mind to be equanimous and the body to be relaxed.
The importance of slowing down in our fast paced society is essential in order to make clear, grounded decisions. Vishrant Tai Chi and its very slow moves will help bring you such clarity and peace.
How did Vishrant Tai Chi come about?
The katas, sequences and tempo have been put together by Sri Prem Vishrant.
Prem Vishrant is an awakened spiritual teacher who has been teaching students pathways to higher consciousness for the past 18 years. Through his own discipline and practices of meditation, self-enquiry, yoga and “doing the work” on self to remove internal obstacles, he lives in a state of profound contentment and stillness.
In the years of learning to be restful Vishrant mastered his own mind and many have benefited from his teachings with their own direct experiences of deep rest, silence and stillness.
Vishrant Tai Chi was formulated from his understandings of what brings relaxation to the mind and body.