MayoClinic.com, Stress Management, August 20, 2010 Tai Chi, pronounced Tie chee, is a graceful form of art that you compose with your body. Today, the Mayo Clinic published an awesome article online about benefits of participating in Tai chi, including better health, reducing stress, and sharpening focus on what is important in your life.
From personal experience, I can tell you that this is true. Even if you fall off the Tai chi wagon, your brain will send you mental videos of how you looked when you were participating. You will be inspired to continue. Like most arts, you are better off learning from a master. However, television and your computer offer other options. I was researching a recipe last night, and got sidetracked for 10 minutes while a video in the upper right-hand side of the screen showed episode 1of introductory Tai chi.
There is no aggressive physical contact in Tai chi. Rather; you are putting energy into flowing motion. If you have a mirror nearby, watch how beautiful you can be. The positive self- image that results could cost you thousands of dollars at an image workshop.
Your body will stay in constant motion, but as Tai chi is self-paced, you will be comfortable with it.
If this explanation does not motivate you, please read the article, or contact a local Tai chi instructor in your area. Find out the benefits of the program. If exercise is a dirty word, know that you will not feel like you are exercising in the normal concept of that term.