Tai-Chi practitioners at the Sarawak Shenlong Tai-Chi Chuan Society.

Rainforest World Music Festival to feature Tai-Chi sessions

Tai-Chi practitioners at the Sarawak Shenlong Tai-Chi Chuan Society.
Tai-Chi practitioners at the Sarawak Shenlong Tai-Chi Chuan Society.

KUCHING: The Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) will be holding Tai-Chi sessions as a part of its wellness programme.

The sessions will be hosted by the Sarawak Shenlong Tai-Chi Chuan Society and led by one of the Society’s instructors, Lai Cho Sin.

Focusing on the Tai-Chi Chuan method, Tai-Chi is a mind-body exercise is classified as a martial art, with principles of relaxation that can be applied in daily life.

Originating from China and believed to be founded by Taoist Zhang San-Feng, Tai-Chi Chuan holds principles and practices that are in sync with nature and shares philosophies based on Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism.

Thanks to its low-impact and slow movements, Tai-Chi does not tax the body.

Grace and fluidity of movement are important in Tai-Chi and the slow movements have led the practice to be called “meditation in motion”.

The Sessions will be open to all ages and any level of physical fitness and will be held in the morning on July 14 to 16, in the Festival grounds at the Sarawak Cultural Village.

The Sarawak Shenlong Tai-Chi Chuan Society was established in 1988 under Master Wu Kuo-Chung and has an office located at Jalan Wan Alwi bin Tuanku Ibrahim, Kuching.

The Festival features a variety of other wellness programmes such as meditation, yoga and Zumba sessions.

Among the various activities lined up for this year’s 20th anniversary celebration include the Festival’s mini sessions, cultural talks, arts and crafts for children, traditional cultural food and crafts bazaars, as well as over 20 bands on the three-day stage shows.

For further information on festival activities, logistics or tickets, please log on to rwmf.net

Rainforest World Music Festival is organised by Sarawak Tourism, endorsed by Tourism Malaysia and is jointly supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Youth & Sports Sarawak and partnering with Malaysia Airlines as the presenting sponsor with Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad (ZIMB) and Zurich Takaful Malaysia Berhad (ZTMB) (Zurich Malaysia) as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partner.

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