Tai Chi

I have always wanted to do Tai Chi. A couple of months ago I was visiting a local community garden and saw a sign up for beginners Tai Chi. I joined up & have been doing 1hr every Wednesday morning for the last 7 weeks. I am blown away how I feel after I’ve done the lesson. Concentrating on breathing, relaxation, mindfulness, almost like meditation but giving yourself a light massage while your doing it. This type of Tai Chi is called Shibashi 1 & I intend to try & do it daily into my routine. I will do it in my veggie garden to relieve any aches I get while working. I never realised it is classed as a martial art.

Anybody in the TGN family tried Tai Chi?


  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,361 admin

    Sure, I spent decades doing the Yang Long FOrm every Morning and CHen forms int he evening. Check "stand like a tree" on youtube to get into Chi Gung

  • shllnzl
    shllnzl Posts: 1,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We hyper types have trouble slowing down enough to do tai chi and yoga. I have DVD sets of both. The only two workout programs I stuck with for years was karate and HIIT. I do enjoy my yoga stretches after the workout though.

  • JennyT Upstate South Carolina
    JennyT Upstate South Carolina Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've always wanted to try it, @JodieDownUnder.

    I believe I have a video on how to do it also or at least I did at one point.@shllnzl But I don't recall seeing it since we moved, granted much is still packed up. However, I think I remember purging now, while we were at the old house packing it up to move.😕

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,375 admin

    @JodieDownUnder Yes, a martial art. Sped up, my husband says it would be quite effective.

    We have only done judo, capoera & ju jitsu.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,517 admin
    edited August 2022

    We have groups here that do Tai Chi, some specifically for seniors to enhance movement.

    I've watched and I think it might take me a bit to catch on. I have terrible balance. But I would like to try it and see if it would improve my balance.

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,842 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I started doing it every Sunday and then life got very crazy, I do plan on starting up my practice once my dad is finally home.

  • annbeck62
    annbeck62 Posts: 995 ✭✭✭✭

    I've been intrigued but haven't found a class yet.

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭✭

    @JodieDownUnder Oh yes! Tai Chi done in a warm pool is awesome. It was great--especially for those with balance problems....the water gives you more stability and the movements mixed with water is like a dance done with water!