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Are you a Riding Instructor or Equine Coach?
Or are you an equine professional with a client base that would benefit from learning Equestrian Tai Chi?
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What is Equestrian Tai Chi?
Equestrian Tai Chi is Tai Chi that I developed for practicing on horseback. It combines the positive aspects of Tai Chi with the therapeutic aspects of the horse’s natural energy and it develops a deeper energetic connection between the horse and rider.
The purpose of Equestrian Tai Chi is to promote the smooth flow of Chi (internal energy) through your body and to help your energy to harmonise with your horse’s energy.
Equestrian Tai Chi works by moving and cultivating the Chi in your body.
Once your Chi has been cultivated, at the end of your Equestrian Tai Chi practice, you store your energy in your Tantien, which is the major energy centre of your body, located on your centre line a few inches below your navel.
Your Tantien acts as a reservoir for storing your internal energy.
The energy from your Tantien can be used to maintain a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy spirit.
When your energy is abundant, it contributes to your overall vitality, and to you feeling at ease, and comfortable in your body, and in your life.
The Benefits of Equestrian Tai Chi
Like us, our horses also have energetic bodies, when you practice Equestrian Tai Chi, it has the effect of bringing your energy field into harmony with that of your horse’s, so that your actions smooth both your energy – and your horse’s energy – calming, relaxing and removing blockages from both of you.
Most horses appreciate this smooth flow of energy and they communicate this to us through their behaviour, often dropping their heads and licking and chewing, which is a common sign that horses are relaxed and happy.
Horses intuitively know how we feel internally, because they are able to sense our emotions and feelings, as they come out through our physical body into our etheric field.
The mutual energy field that develops, benefits both you and your horse, it flows from you to your horse, and from your horse back to you.
This unified energy field is more powerful than just yours, or just your horses – together, it multiplies the healthy effects and advantages for you both.
Achieve Harmony and Connection
When we practice Equestrian Tai Chi, it brings harmony and balance to our emotions, drawing our horses to want to be with us, and not be repelled by our bad moods and anxieties.
Our regular practice softens the energetic boundaries between us and our horse, and opens up the energetic lines of communication between us.
This prepares us for learning Chi Connected Riding where while riding connected to our Chi we can achieve more internal harmony and connection with our horse.
What is Chi Connected Riding?
Chi Connected Riding is a way of riding I developed, where the rider learns to awaken and develop their energy or Chi for Riding, and to communicate and connect with their horse through specialised energy exercises for riding.
Horses respond positively to this way of riding, they go in a good rhythm, they become more relaxed, they're more accepting of connect and are more focused on the rider.
When you ride like this, as the Chi flows through your physical body, it also flows through the layers of your energy, your vitality, your emotions, your mind and your spirit – these extend from inside your body out into your bio-energetic field.
With Chi Connected Riding, our riding becomes a shared experience on many levels making it more satisfying for the horse as well as the rider as they are connecting at a deeper more subtle level, in a way that is natural for the horse.
Riders and Instructors can learn just Equestrian Tai Chi on its own, or they can choose to learn it with Chi Connected Riding as well.
If you're a Riding Instructor or Equine Professional and want to become a Certified Equestrian Tai Chi Instructor, you can choose the option to learn Chi Connected Riding as well.
If you’re a rider, you can choose the option to just learn Equestrian Tai Chi on its own or learn Chi Connected Riding as well.
Please choose which option suits you
There are 4 Main Trainings:-
1. Courses for Riders, where they can choose the option to learn Equestrian Tai Chi on its own, or with Chi Connected Riding.
2. Courses for Riding Instructors or Equine Professionals who wish to become Certified Equestrian Tai Chi Instructors, if they wish, they can choose the option to learn Chi Connected Riding as well.
3. A Course for Therapeutic Riding Instructors who wish to become Certified Therapeutic Equestrian Tai Chi Instructors.
4. A Course for Riders who want to learn to manage their Mindset & Emotions Riding.
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