(Longfei North Devon,
Principle based taichi.)
Tai Chi is a system of flowing, gentle movements originating in China and based on ancient martial arts that benefit the mind, body and spirit. It helps to relieve stress and build a flexible and responsive body leading to a sense of physical and mental well being. Tai Chi is reputed to “lower stress; slow aging; boost the immune system; help with asthma, arthritis, and migraines……”
Even thinking about finding a class is a positive step but going to a class and practicing gives you an opportunity to use, relax and stretch your mind as well as your body and to increase your self belief and self discipline, and become 'body aware' ... of your body ... that's the place in which you live all of your life!
Tai Chi can improve your power, balance and posture. There is increasing scientific proof, if you ever needed it, regarding the health benefits of Chi Kung and Tai Chi.
Regularly such detail may be read in the pages of 'TAI CHI CHUAN', the journal of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain or similar quality journals.
Joining good associations like Longfei Taijiquan Association of Great Britain can also open up doors to new learning and at the same time give you a foot firmly rooted in the rich history of Chinese Arts.
DO NOT READ ANY PRACTICE TIPS THEY WILL SERIOUSLY IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH.
"What greater gift can you give yourself than
peace and happiness -
a spirituality that places value on your very life's journey."
"Tai Chi is the greatest 'pension fund' I ever joined." Keith
an article written about awareness in Aikido but worth a read HERE
"To those who are ready the merest sign is sufficient,
to those who are not,
a thousand expositions will be never be enough...."
"Truth is a pathless land."
The principle of change is unchanging.
“When I let go of who I am ….. I become who I might be”.
“Some things are hurrying into existence, and others are hurrying out of it; and of that which is coming into existence part is already extinguished. Motions and changes are continually renewing the world, just as the uninterrupted course of time is always renewing the infinite duration of the ages.
In this flowing stream then, on which there is no abiding, what is there of the things that hurry by on which a man would set a high price?”
I'm afraid no one can give you the skills you will have to find them yourselves. Opening a door is the best we can do.