Tai Chi – Gate of life

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Yesterday – Yoga, Today – Tai Chi. It is all going upwards and forwards. I had my first Tai Chi class with John today. My fellow students and I enjoyed the workout. It’s not really like a workout, it’s like a standing meditation – my kind of exercise.

No Pain, All Gain

My brother joined a gym recently – the same one that sent the press images of Diana working out a few years ago. So as he is bench pressing, sweating and looking in mirrors, I had a somewhat less straining experience. My regime started with some gentle Chi Kung – energy or breath work. After about 20 minutes of Chi Kung, all the while being lectured by John, on why it is good for us and explaining the Chinese Medicine theory for it. We were gently introduced to some Tai Chi and shown the first part of the short Tai Chi form we are going to learn during the course of the next ten weeks.

Gate of Life

One thing that I learnt today is that the Chinese call the kidneys the “Gate of Life” and I will be paying much more attention to mine in the future, thanks to my new Tai Chi practice.

By Rich Senior

Meditator, Yogi, Tai Chi practitioner, Guitar player, Music maker, Writer and Web developer.

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