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Morey? A question about Tai Chi.(5 posts)

Morey? A question about Tai Chi.LAIrish
Oct 22, 2001 9:21 AM
You mentioned in a post a couple of days ago that you've been doing Tai Chi and really liked it. I'm interested in trying it. But my schedule makes classes kinda hard. You mentioned you did it on your own. Can you reccomend a book, video, or whatever that might allow me to "get started in the comfort of my own home."

re: Morey? A question about Tai Chi.morey
Oct 22, 2001 10:40 AM
A book produced by Taoist Tai Chi society can be found in any library. I am taking classes once a week for about 11/2. I really like it, and this is from someone that thought it was a joke. I sleep like a baby afer Tai Chi.
Tai Chi Advice.....Len J
Oct 22, 2001 11:43 AM
Take classes. They tak no more than 1.5 hours per class and the payback is hugh.

I have been doing T/C for about 5 years and have learned that very small corrections lead to amazing results. (Think Bike Saddle) Because it is a repetitive exercise, it is very easy to do it incorrectly & get into bad motions that becaome hard to correct. Corrections are absolutly essential, IMO, to get the benefit out of it. Many times, what I think I'm doing with my body is not remotly the same as what I am doing.

At a minimum, I would recommend getting a good grounding in proper form & teminology from an instructor & then follow up with periodic correction sessions.

My .02.

Tai Chi Advice.....morey
Oct 22, 2001 11:46 AM
I agree wholeheartedly!
Thanks, guys. I'll do as suggested. *LAIrish
Oct 22, 2001 12:24 PM