Tai Chi Master Workshop in Phuket

Tai Chi Master Workshop in Phuket

On March 18th and 19th, Santosa is proud to host Master Chen Juan at our detox and wellness center for an exclusive Chen-style Tai Chi Workshop. The serene setting of our detox and wellness center makes the perfect setting for this workshop. Located in the Kata Hill, Santosa Detox and Wellness Center is pleasantly surrounded by lush, tropical nature and commands sensational views of the Andaman Sea.

March 18 14:00 – 17:00

  • What is real Tai Chi – Kongfu show
  • Chen’s Tai Chi heritage & oriental wisdom
  • Basic Technique Teaching
  • Sharing and Q&A

March 19 14:00 – 17:00

  • Master Show
  • Theory of Yin Yang Circle and QI
  • Teaching
  • Sharing and Q&A

The Chen-style Tai Chi workshop is exclusive to Santosa Detox and Wellness Center. The master of this Tai Chi workshop is the daughter of Tai Chi Grand Master Chen Zhenglei, 19th generation of the Chen family and world-renowned teacher of Tai Chi.

Spaces are limited, so if you are interested do fill out the enquiry form below. A dedicated member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible with answers to any questions that you may have.

Shi Fu (师傅):Master Chen Juan

Master Chen Juan is the 12th generation inheritor of Chen Style Taichi. She is the eldest daughter and disciple of Chen Zhenglei, one of China’s contemporary ten martial art masters.

Born in Chenjiagou village in Wen County, Henan Province — the cradle of Taichi, Chen Juan learned Chen Style Taichi from her father Chen Zhenglei in a systematic way since her childhood and graduated from Martial Art School of Beijing Sports University.

Having inherited the true essence of Taichi and possessed unadulterated and excellent Taichi skills, she has won the champion of national Taichi competition for three consecutive times.

We look forward to welcoming you to our exclusive Chen-style Tai Chi Workshop on March 18th and 19th here at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center.

Price: 3000 thb per Person for the 2 Day Workshop

 

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Amazing Benefits of Practicing Tai Chi

Amazing Benefits of Practicing Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise. It helps maintain strength, flexibility and balance. Often referred to as meditation in motion, Tai Chi is a wonderful activity to practice in all stages of life. Tai Chi is a mind-body practice that originated in China as a martial art, but the practice has great value in treating and preventing many various health problems. Some health benefits of Tai Chi include reduced inflammation, enhanced flexibility and agility, greater flexibility as well as lower blood pressure and improved heart health.

 

Tai Chi is both low-impact and mostly slow motion, and it is an easy practice to start. As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally while focusing your attention on your bodily sensations. The philosophy behind Tai Chi focuses on the Qui and Yin and Yang. Qi is the energy force thought to flow throughout the body while Yin and Yang are opposing elements thought to make up the universe that need to be constantly kept in harmony. It is believed that Tai Chi promotes this balance.

 

The oldest form of Tai Chi is Chen-style Tai Chi. This form of Tai Chi is the parent form of the five traditional family styles of Tai Chi and is characterized by silk reeling, which essentially alternating fast and slow motions with bursts of power. Chen-style Tai Chi is Tai Chi in its original form. What makes this form of Tai Chi absolutely unique is that Chen-style Tai Chi is not practiced all in slow motion. Chen-style Tai Chi alternates the slow-motion movements well known in Tai Chi wit short, fast, explosive movements. Chen-style Tai Chi demands more physical coordination than other types of Tai Chi as it can be perceived as more difficult and athletic than other styles of the practice.

Chen-style Tai Chi is spirited and energetic, but also as beneficial as other types of Tai Chi. Chen-style Tai Chi will lead practitioners to greater self-awareness and control of energy in the body. Practicing Chen-style Tai Chi is an excellent way to promote longevity and excellent health.

Exclusive Chen-style Taichi Workshop in Phuket

On March 18th and 19th, Santosa is proud to host Master Chen Juan at our detox and wellness center for an exclusive Chen-style Tai Chi Workshop. The serene setting of our detox and wellness center makes the perfect setting for this workshop. Located in the Kata Hill, Santosa Detox and Wellness Center is pleasantly surrounded by lush, tropical nature and commands sensational views of the Andaman Sea.

The Chen-style Tai Chi workshop is exclusive to Santosa Detox and Wellness Center. The master of this Tai Chi workshop is the daughter of Tai Chi Grand Master Chen Zhenglei, 19th generation of the Chen family and world-renowned teacher of Tai Chi.

Spaces are limited, so if you are interested do fill out the enquiry form below. A dedicated member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible with answers to any questions that you may have.

We look forward to welcoming you to our exclusive Chen-style Tai Chi Workshop on March 18th and 19th here at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center.

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Crystal Bowl Meditation on Phuket by Niti

Crystal Bowl Meditation on Phuket by Niti

Tomorrow on Wednesday June 8th Kru Niti will be giving a free Crystal Bowl meditation at Santosa.

About Niti

Niti began yoga and meditation training 10 years ago. Meditation Crystal singing bowl was learned when she received the guiding tune of the crystal bowl from Guru Gampanart, leader in crystal bowl meditation. After that, she became interested and undertook formal training under Guru Satitum to completion.

Niti_Bowl

 

Crystal bowls made from different crystals have differing healing properties. Each is linked to different chakras in the human body. Chakras are the base of life energy in the human body that encodes information on the level of your sub consciousness. Bad encoding is the cause of illness and afflictions in both mind and body.

The Benefits of Crystal Bowl Meditation

Sounds waves from crystal bowls help balance the inner workings of every cell on a deep level. If you open your mind, relax, and let the waves wash over you, they will travel deep within. These analog frequencies will guide you into relaxation and a deep meditative state. Basic levels will cover the principles of meditation and releasing stress from everyday life. You will experience true rejuvenating rest. Sometimes meditation alone where you simply close your eyes is not enough to calm your inner turmoil. The singing sounds of the crystal bowls will assist you into the depths of your soul, healing you within from stress, insomnia, and any other afflictions.

 

When: Wednesday 2016 June 8th

Time: 18:00 to 19:00

Location: Santosa Meditation Room

Free of charge

RSVP: +66 (0)76 330 600 or fill out the form below:

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Fitball in Phuket: The Benefits

Fitball in Phuket: The Benefits

Benefits of Fitball 

Fitball is a fun way to get some exercise in while improving your balance and coordination. Originating in Switzerland, fitball was first designed to aid the rehabilitation of patients suffering from cerebral palsy. Effectively, fitball eases spinal cord strain and stress from the joints. It’s a popular form of exercise for people who suffer from joint disorders and are overweight. Fitball exercise does wonders for the strengthening of core muscles, improving balance and activating your nervous system.

Fitball Phuket

What is a fitball?

A fitball is a round ball that comes in a variety of diameters. Essentially, the proper fitball for exercise should be chosen based on a person’s height. Fitball is growing in popularity, and many fitness enthusiasts use it as a supplement to visiting the gym or joining another exercise class. One advantage of training with a fitball is that you can use it in the comfort of your own home, although most tend to join a fitball class.

 

The advantages of fitball exercise

Fitball exercise has several advantages and a few interesting things to note. Due to the fact that a fitball is not a stable objective, fitball greatly improves balance and coordination skills. Exercising with a fitball uses your core stabilizing muscles which allows you to train outside your center of gravity. Fitball exercises work not only your abs and back, but also connected muscles that tend to not be specifically targeted through more traditional types of exercise. Other advantages of fitball exercise include:

 

  • Forces proper spine alignment – As a fitball is not stable, it forces your body to try to balance itself on it. Automatically your body will to try to align itself into proper posture, which helps improve your overall spinal health.

 

  • Frequent change of positions – A fitball causes you to frequently change your position to balance, which helps reduce damage caused by prolonged sitting in the same position.

 

  • Improve your balance – Whether sitting on a fitball, or using it in an exercise regime you will greatly improve your balance. As the ball rolls and moves, your muscles will react and give you an overall better sense of balance.

 

  • Improve your circulation – Utilizing a fitball ensures that the blood gets flowing. Fitball exercise keeps the blood flowing to all parts of your body ensuring activation of the nervous system.

Fitball Phuket

When reaping the benefits of fitball exercise, it’s important to remember to maintain good posture throughout. Make sure to use slow, controlled activities. In the initial stages of fitball exercise, it is recommended to prop or stabilize the fitball against a wall to help with the initial balancing. Also, make sure to avoid movements that seem difficult or are generally causing pain.

 

Fitball in Phuket

Santosa Detox and Wellness Center is proud to incorporate fitball into our class schedule. Fitball improves balance, activates your nervous system and strengthens your core muscles. If you would like to join a Fitball class in Phuket, check our daily class schedule or give us a call at +66 (0) 76 330 600. Alternatively, you can simply fill out the inquiry form below. We look forward to seeing you in one of our Fitball classes here at Santosa in Phuket!

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Kombucha Class on Phuket: Reasons to Sip on Kombucha

Kombucha Class on Phuket: Reasons to Sip on Kombucha

Kombucha is an age-old fermented tea drink. Its been around in various forms for centuries in many different cultures. Prized by traditional cultures for its health benefits, Kombucha contains a wide variety of minerals, vitamins and enzymes. The tea is well-known for aiding in digestion, liver support, weight loss and detoxification. 

What exactly is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a sweetened black, green or white tea with sugar that is fermented with a SCOBY, which is a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. Once initiated with the sugar, the fermentation begins. The fermentation process takes 7-12 days and turns the tea into an extremely nutrient rich, low sugar refreshing beverage. The process of fermenting Kombucha is similar to what happens in sourdough bread. Often referred to as “the booch” by its faithful drinkers, Kombucha is essentially a probiotic drink with helpful bacteria that contains enzymes, amino acids and antioxidants.

 Kombucha Phuket

Are there benefits to drinking Kombucha? 

There are distinct health benefits to drinking Kombucha. The tea does a great job at supporting the body in a variety of ways. Although Kombucha is not a magic elixir, you will reap the benefits from sipping the tea daily. Some examples of the benefits of Kombucha include improved digestion, liver support, total body detoxification and weight loss.

 

Kombucha improves digestion

Kombucha contains probiotics, enzymes, antioxidants and beneficial acids which all combat the ‘free radicals’ that can wage war in the digestive system. Essentially, Kombucha helps restore balance to the digestive system by fighting the bad bacteria and repopulating the good.

 Kombucha Results

Kombucha supports the liver 

Kombucha protects against liver toxicity and aids in its natural detoxification. Kombucha is high in Glucaric acid which is beneficial to the liver.

 

Kombucha can help you to lose weight

Kombucha helps improve and balance metabolism as well as limits the body’s fat accumulation. Kombucha is high in acetic acid, which has been proven to aid in weight loss.

 

Kombucha and detoxification 

Kombucha is high in glucuronic acid, typically referred to as GA. GA is well-known as a detoxicant. Within the body, GA combines with toxins like environmental pollutants and pharmaceuticals. GA then converts the toxins into compounds that are soluble which the body can then excrete.

 

Is there a downside to Kombucha consumption?

As always, if a person is diagnosed with a medical condition its best to check with their doctor before consuming Kombucha or taking any other type of supplement. Some people new to Kombucha have experienced pain and bloating which is most likely due to changes in gut bacteria. Kombucha is high in natural acids, which can be harmful to the teeth and perhaps cause dental problems. However, it should be noted that Kombucha is still lower in natural acids than most sodas or other sugary drinks.

Kombucha Phuket 

How to drink Kombucha?

It is best to drink Kombucha all in one sitting, and swish clean water in your mouth once you’ve finished. Some Kombucha brewers encourage people to take ‘shots’ of Kombucha throughout the day followed by a glass of water. However, in order to reap the full benefits, it is best to drink the tea all at once and let its effects start to take place in your body immediately.

 

Kombucha in Phuket

Kombucha is gaining popularity in Phuket, but even so, it is still quite difficult to find on the island. Here at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center we are fortunate to have fresh Kombucha delivered to us. If you would like to try Kombucha, we have four different flavors to choose from: Original, Lemongrass, Turmeric and Cinnamon.

 

Home-made Kombucha Class

We are excited to announce our all new ‘Home-made Kombucha Class’ here at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center. The class will teach you everything you need to know about how to make your own Kombucha! If you are interested, all that you need to do is fill out the form below.

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