Tai Chi and me
May 18, 2008 3 Comments
a river current moves water to the river’s mouth with force and energy.
A canoe is moved by its paddler, the energy of paddlers moves the canoe. If the Canoe is paddled up stream on the river, it requires more energy from canoe… Chopping breaking water thrashing
However if the canoe turns and rows with the current of the river, the two forces move together.
Less energy is expelled. Less chopping of the water between the paddles and the water. less resistance between the canoe and the river. The two forces are moving together instead of conflict.
I have started Tai Chi this weekend with the video:
Step by Step Tai Chi with Tiffany Chan.
the trailer for the video.
The video is accessible to a beginner, slowly taking you through the movement repetitions.
My Gestalt therapist suggest investigating Tai chi to me a while back. I have Arthritis through my body and some budging disks in my back. Tai Chi is a low impact form of meditation/exercise with movement.
I do not know a lot about the details of Tai Chi, other than it is away to learn to move with less unnecessary resistance in the body to allow the mind/body to flow together. The art has gained popularity world wide as a form of health and mindfulness exercise.
I do not want to know everything yet. That defeats the purpose of experiential discovery . So I am just following the video and doing the exercises and to being in the movements.