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Tai Chi and Health Qigong: Health-Enhancing Exercises from China

Originally developed hundreds of years ago in China, Tai Chi is a martial art primarily known for its health benefits, including dealing with tension and stress. It is often promoted and practiced as a martial arts therapy for the purposes of health and longevity and is beneficial for people of all ages and lifestyles. Health Qigong is a traditional athletic exercise integrating the adjustments of body, breath, and mind. Qigong improves health, exploits the potential to achieve harmony inside the body by adjusting movement, breath, and mind. It distinguishes itself from other physical exercise with the unique integrated state of "three adjustments in one."

In this class, we will teach 24 form Tai Chi (Includes the original Tai Chi Elements) and Da Wu (is a health-method which channels the joins and dredges the meridians by the forms).  The movements will be combined with philosophy depending on the level of expertise and individual needs of the students.

About the Instructor

Lynn X. Lin is a national certified Tai Chi Kung Fu instructor and judge in the US.  She also has coached varsity Tai Chi and Kung Fu teams in China and was named Coach of the Year three times.

Watch Lynn Lin and America Taiji Health Qigong perform at CitiField


Mahjong is one of the most popular games in China.  Most people play this game during the holidays.  And mahjong has become a very popular game all over the world, with a French group winning a major Mahjong competition in 2013.  

For more information about mahjongg visit our Chinese Corner blog post at:

Learning Chinese Through Music:

This interdisciplinary course enhances the study of spoken Chinese through song, with an emphasis on both language acquisition and music appreciation and performance. The course will focus on folk songs as well as popular songs from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.  Students will progress from “singing along” to “singing alone” and by semester’s end, although students may not be able to sing solo professionally, they will be able to sing with others and to please crowds during Karaoke.