Rutendo Ngara – Tai Ji and Qi Gong
Tai Ji Quan (Tai Ji) – loosely meaning ‘supreme ultimate boxing’ – is an ancient Chinese martial art and self-defense system, where stillness, slowness, and softness meet circular movements, mental concentration, breath control, meditation and internal power.
Qi Gong – ‘the cultivation of the life force’ – brings the mind, body and spirit into alignment through integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent.
The practices enhance mental, emotional and physical health, while promoting spiritual growth. The movements assist the Qi to move through the various streams, rivers, lakes and dams (the meridians) in the body. When the Qi flows freely, we become as Nature intended – rooted, centered, balanced and in harmony with the Elements.
Rutendo Ngara is a practitioner of a number of physical disciplines, including Dance, Yoga and the Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu/Kung Fu). She has represented South Africa internationally as a National Protea Athlete, Team Manager and Team Captain, having earned a silver medal in Taijiquan (Tai Ji) in World Traditional Wushu Championships in China. She is a nationally accredited Wushu Judge and a Development Tai Ji Coach for the South African Wushu Federation.
Her personal practice is primarily informed by Kemetic, Taoist and Bantu cosmologies, as well as the ebb and flow of Nature.