About the ProgramEternal Spring Chi Kung™ (Eternal Spring) is a healing exercise program and health maintenance system created by Grandmaster C. K. Chu. It includes aspects of Tai Chi, Nei Kung, and meditation. As with many chi kung systems, Eternal Spring coordinates movement with deep breathing techniques. The program is easy to learn and to remember. It is good for all levels and ages, including, seniors and people who are out of shape or recovering from health traumas. You will feel the benefits from only one or two classes. But to maintain these benefits, it is good to do the exercises at least twice a week. The benefits one should expect to derive from this exercise include an improvement in:
- Deep breathing from the diaphragm
- Natural healing
- The ability to relax and to manage stress
Master Chu designed Eternal Spring Chi Kung™as the first level of his tai chi curriculum after having taught tai chi for nearly three decades. He was frequently encountering people who earnestly desired to do tai chi correctly but their tight back or sore knees made them incapable of doing the form. After practicing Eternal Spring, they were able to do the form more easily. Master Chu also found that even those who were “in shape” benefited from the program.
Eternal Spring is the course with which to begin tai chi training as it begins to teach practitioners the principles of tai chi movement right away while helping the practitioner heal the body. Continued training in Eternal Spring Chi Kung™ ensures that practitioners maximize their tai chi form, nei kung, and meditation training. In Eternal Spring Chi Kung™the focus is on correct breathing and a well-developed breathing system is fundamental to everything. For books and self-study videos, please visit our store: Books, Video.
Tai Chi Chuan Center
Since 2001, the non-profit Tai Chi Chuan Center has sent volunteers to parks and centers around the city to teach Eternal Spring. The mission of the Tai Chi Chuan Center is to spread the teachings of Grandmaster Chu in order to help people improve their health with Tai Chi. Thousands of people have benefited so far. Our most popular program is our twice weekly Bryant Park classes, which begin after World Tai Chi Day (the last Saturday in April) and run to the end of September. We also offer classes at senior centers. Classes are taught by people who have been certified by CK Chu Tai Chi to teach Eternal Spring. If you are interested in bringing Eternal Spring to your facility or you are interested in becoming an Eternal Spring teacher, you can get started by taking an Eternal Spring class. In Taoism, the natural progression is to help yourself become healthier first and then help others. Furthermore, by teaching others, you will be thinking about and analyzing Tai Chi at all times, and you’ll deepen your understanding.
Read about how the program has helped some of our students: Student Testimonials. Or Click for book review.
For more details, please visit: www.taichichuancenter.org
We have ongoing classes that can be joined any time, see Class Schedule.
The Tai Chi Chuan Center sponsors free classes in Bryant Park (starting on World Tai Chi Day and ending the last Thursday of September) as well as subsidized classes through its Outreach program. For more information click here.