Naples Tai Chi Flow

A local student network with 200 members and growing, Naples Tai Chi Flow celebrates and promotes Tai Chi and Qigong for fitness, well-being and personal growth.

For people in our local Tai Chi community, the launch of Naples Tai Chi Flow is a significant event. It is an acknowledgement of a shared experience that links students, communities and teachers, not only locally but ultimately worldwide.

Our e-mail address,, will allow us to circulate news and updates and receive your comments, questions and suggestions. To protect privacy, e-mail will be distributed via individual copy. To enroll in the network directory, click here.

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese discipline of movements practiced as an exercise to enhance wellbeing. This martial art improves joint flexibility, muscle strength and balance. Tai chi promotes healing, stress management, increased memory and concentration.


Qigong is 3,000-5,000 years old Chinese system of postures, exercises, breathing techniques and meditations. It’s techniques are designed to improve and enhance the body’s Qi. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, Qi is the fundamental life energy responsible for health and vitality.

Tai Chi Is The Key
To Improve Proprioception And Kinesthetic Sense

Testimonial – Ms. Jan Saddington


Tai Chi is a great exercise to improve proprioception and kinesthetic sense.  What does that mean? During movement of any kind, we are constantly losing our balance and regaining it quickly. Better balance makes athletes less likely to be injured and reduces falls among the elderly. Balance is improved by improving your proprioception and kinesthetic sense.

Proprioception is the ability of your brain to communicate and manage parts of your body with each other.  It is your reflexes working to keep your body in balance. Good exercises to improve proprioception are those that challenge your balance and equilibrium.  (That sounds like Tai Chi to me!)

Kinesthetic Sense is an outer sense that works with your body in space and time. It is your mind knowing where each part of your body is in relation to things around you.  Tai Chi improves kinesthetic awareness because it requires coordination and movement control and can be improved through practice.

Improving your proprioception and kinesthetic awareness can improve your Tennis, Golf and overall wellbeing.

Tai Chi Resources

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National Qigong Association

Qi Journal

Qigong and Tai Chi-HealthWorld Online

Walking on the Beach

Jenine Baines