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An Introduction to Tai Chi

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I’ve been doing Tai Chi about 3 years and I can’t wait for my classes. Not only has it helped my balance but is a great stress reliever. I take classes three times a week at our local center and have met a Spark friend who teaches there. Report
here is excellent place to start
I've thought about this for a long time. It sure looks interesting. Report
Im trying it now. Report
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Interesting! Thank you. Report
I wonder if I can learn from a DVD instead attending a group which is far away!🙄 Report
I live in Washington state state, where recreational marijuana became legal a year or two ago. (Sometimes now, when I'm bored while driving around Seattle, I count to see whether the marijuana shops outnumber the Starbucks: it's usually a tie.) When I saw the teaser "A Joint-Friendly Workout" for this article, I briefly wondered what Tai Chi could have to do with marijuana. :) Report
I may try it if t's not too expensive. I'm on a fixed income. I'm trying to lose weight. Excuse me, I am losing weight. So if I go to the class and learn how to do these exercises, then I'll do my cardio & strengthening exercises also! Have a Blessed Day on
the Lord's Day!
I just remember years ago my sensei's sensei telling us that if we didn't have to learn this just do kata verrrryyy verrryyy sssslllllooowwwlllyyyyy. Report
I always hated exercise (except dancing) but a year ago, I discovered tai chi and this was wat my body really wanted: the slow, controlled movement, the focus and the balance. It's like slow ballet. While I needed all my courage to drag myself to the gym, now I can hardly wait till my next tai chi class. It doesn't help with weight loss, but since I'm into tai chi, I don't really care too much anymore about calories burned.
In my experience, videos can help with exercising at home, but can't replace class instruction. Report
There are many health benefits to Tai Chi. It improves: immune system function, blood pressure, blood sugar, mood, arthritis pain, balance, bone density, strength, flexibility, and more.

While most people choose to practice Tai Chi for its health benefits, it is important to recognize its martial origins. The gentle flowing movements are derived from effective self-defense techniques. Every movement has applications for defense. Some people consider it to be the ultimate martial art.


Sparkers: You're welcome to try 2 weeks of free tai chi classes at Jing Ying Institute in Arnold, Maryland.. There are a variety of classes that are suitable for different levels of fitness and interests. A broad range of ages attend, mostly from ages 22 to 92.

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