You will learn how the wisdom of these ancient tai chi principles apply in today’s workplace to better manage stress.
Dr Paul Lam has worked with a team of tai chi, health and business professionals to create this innovative program for people at work. They show you how to apply this simple, easy to learn, practical tai chi set to turn stress into a source of strength.
Using three powerful forms derived from three major tai chi styles, and incorporate three core tai chi principles to your daily life to improve your mental and physical health.
Why Tai Chi @ Work?
A healthier worker is more productive, and one with better work/life balance is a greater asset to the employer. Long term mental and physical health of people in the workplace is directly related to the business bottom line. Studies have shown that wellness programs in the workplace profited the employer. For example, Coca Cola reported a saving of $500 per employee per year in health-care claims after they introduced a wellness program into their company. Continental Airlines reported a 45% drop in the cost of workplace injuries in less than 2 years of establishing a workplace wellness program.
Tai chi can improve mental and physical health of the worker, thus the overall effectiveness at the workplace. It can be a non-competitive, non-judgmental and an enjoyable activity that an individual can do by oneself as well as a team together. It is very different from most things we do daily so it is refreshing. It enhances the individual or team’s productivity as well as each member’s personal growth.
How does it work?
The essential principles of tai chi were derived from a deep understanding of nature from the ancient Chinese. The law of nature provides the secret to strengthen your mental and physical self, so that you can deal with the world and the people around you more effectively. Just as it is faster to swim with the current rather than against it – working with the power of nature is more effective than against it. Listening and working with people in synergy is more effective than fighting against them. In this sense, the ancient art of tai chi is just as relevant and useful to the modern world as it was then. Although with the change of purpose, the tai chi content and method of teaching are modified here to make tai chi easier to learn and more relevant for the purpose.
How to learn Tai Chi @ Work?
Learning tai chi can be a most enjoyable and rewarding experience. As you embark on your journey to learn tai chi, take the time to find the most effective and enjoyable way for you. If you are a busy person who needs to improve your health and harmony, Tai Chi @ Work can work for you. The added benefits would be more fulfillment and improve productivity with your work.
Here are four steps to start with:
1. Join a class with a Tai Chi @ Work certified instructor. Alternatively you can use Dr Lam’s step-by-step instructional DVD.
2. Persevere with your practice. Give yourself time to absorb and understand the essential principles of tai chi – this will enable you to enjoy your practice, gain health benefits and progress steadily.
3. Keep an open mind to different aspects of tai chi. You can use Dr Lam's tai chi books and articles to learn more about tai chi.