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Who here has taken Tai chi? What do you think of it?

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I taught myself a few moves using YouTube videos. Quite enjoyable. A challenge if you're doing it right & a great way to take mental breaks.

Decieven Level 7 Sep 12, 2018
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very relaxing while contributing to alertness. Very good for balance control for seniors. Helps to develop and maintain positive mental attitude.

Dwight Level 7 Sep 12, 2018
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Tai Chi Chuan, .....flowery, not very practical. I have long since modified.

Reignmond Level 7 Sep 12, 2018
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I was a Tai Chi instructor for awhile - mostly Chen and we used the modified Yang 24 as an intro. It's great for relaxation, helping older people to stay active, and things like that. I was a head instructor at a place and learned it to help rehab a training injury.

My biggest grumble is that it draws a lot of woo woo into class. People making spiritual claims and all the metaphysical stuff that has no basis in reality. Since I call bullshit on it, it makes me unmarketable to a big part of the Tai Chi demographic - people that want religion in their martial art without having to actually spar. Because of this, I'm backing away from it and starting with things that are a bit more practical and allow for relationship in the study (i.e. sparring).

In short, it's a good tool if you use it for the right things.

Did you have some question in particular?

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It's amazing. "Body meditation", "movement meditation." Incredibly relaxing. Improves balance, coordination, and proxemics and kinesics, I'd reckon. Turns your body into a beautiful, moving work of sculptural art. Ultimate low-impact; great for seniors. Some of the Chinese medicine principles can seem a little woo-ey, but you can ignore that stuff if you like and the total package is still awesome. 10/10 would recommend.

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I did for about a year. Self challenging, and fun !

evergreen Level 8 Sep 12, 2018

@Shelton answer hiding in plain sight ... (smile)

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Not me, but I do yoga.

@Shelton I first did yoga about 5 years ago. I was never able to take a regular class (odd work hours) and I'm lazy about working out at home. I have taken classes off an on. Then when my job spun out of control and I was working a crap ton of overtime I stopped taking classes. Now that the job is over I am going to be taking weekly classes, and since I have time I have started to get regular walks in as well.

@Shelton Cheap too!

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