What is TMW?
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.
“Mindfulness in Motion” for Mental Wellbeing
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:
- Mental health
- Brain injury
- Cardiac care
- Stroke rehab
- Long term health conditions such as MS, Parkinson’s, Obesity, Diabetes, ME
- Cancer/breast cancer – pre and post-operative care
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.
Most weeks we run a Mindful, TMW Nordic Walking session, already enjoyed by many delivered by Ali Beck, a Mindful Practitioner and one of our Instructors. These sessions have already been very beneficial for many combining the Mindfulness with the TMW.
This Autumn, June Holden will be delivering a stand alone TMW four week course. We invite you to take part in a progressive 4-week course which explores in full the three Principles of TMW, The integration and Deepening. The course will explore how the movements make you feel, touch you and giving you space to do this whilst sharing within the group.
Words cannot do the experience justice so come along and indulge yourself into the holistic delights of TMW.