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Author Topic: Tai Chi, finally I started moving again  (Read 916 times)

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Offline joemutt

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Tai Chi, finally I started moving again
« on: September 04, 2006, 11:17:24 AM »
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Today I had my first Tai Chi lesson, it's a slow-motion-martial-arts- movement-like exercise. On another level it's about optimising energy streams in the body.
I can do it right in the park around the corner, I had seen people practising there. Third world as it may be here, things are really accessible here: I asked how to join and how much it was and they said ; just imitate what we will be doing and no,it's free, come every day 5-6 pm.
We were about 30 people, mainly older Thai-Chinese, all very curious as to who I was but once we got going I didn't feel particulary watched; benign indifference.
There were three teachers all 60+, I wondered if I cd make it through one hour, my body was heating up, but I did. After class they said I wasn't supposed to drink during the session.

It was so liberating; I was actually afraid of exercising, thought I wd waste or have a heart attack, but this suits me, everyone works at his own intensity, it doesn't drain me and I feel totally good 4 hours later.

Only mistake was my clothing; I wore red but today is the King's day of birth, Monday, and everyone wore yellow as a tribute to the 60th anniversary of his reign, so I was the sole ladybird among the bees. ::)
« Last Edit: September 04, 2006, 11:19:24 AM by joemutt »

Offline Val

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Re: Tai Chi, finally I started moving again
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2006, 01:37:30 PM »
Oh, Joe, what a faux pas!  You'll be accused of péché de  Lèse- majesté.  Red, huh? 
Have you tried swimming for relaxing?  I know Tai Chi may look very appealing, but I need something more vibrant to calm me down.  You know, every day, when I leave the swimming pool, and after having swum three kilometres, I do feel good and relaxed.  Just a thought!  Is there any Olympic size pool near you?  Give it a try...!

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Offline anniebc

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Re: Tai Chi, finally I started moving again
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2006, 06:32:00 PM »
Hi Joe

I did Tai chi three times a week when I was living in Aussie..I really enjoyed it, such a nice gentle form of exercise..unfortunately there is nothing here in these rural parts(NZ) that does classes

I hope you keep it up and continue to enjoy them.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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