If you are interested in Tai Chi I recommend checking out the Tai Chi SparkTeam. There are members who are highly experienced and those who are new to Tai Chi.
One of the remarkable things about Tai Chi is that is facilitates the movement of "chi", a concept that is finally starting to be addressed in the West. For overall health it is vital that this life force is not stagnant and the study of Tai Chi (all forms) helps this process. Tai Chi is not just a "physical" exercise. It is part of a way of living that incorporates wholeness of the body-mind-spirit. Just getting the chi moving can clear us of those obstacles to good health, including the cravings to over-eat. So, it is not about calorie-counting.
For those of you who start Tai Chi study, keep an open mind. Just allow your body to enjoy whatever class, whatever style you can find. If you develop an interest to learn more to delve deeper then a teacher, a class, an appropriate DVD will appear. Tai Chi can serve as a door to another world.
- 12/17/2009 8:25:07 AM