Homer's Travels: Tai Chi Wrap Up

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Tai Chi Wrap Up

Saturday was our last Tai Chi class.  If you read Homer's travels you may recall I had mixed feelings after the first session.  Now, after all six sessions, I have to say that I'm sold on Tai Chi.

I went into this class to improve my balance and reduce my stress.  How did it go?  Well, after a rocky start I managed to get in the groove and found myself coming out of the sessions more relaxed and energized.  The slow movements involved in Tai Chi can be challenging as it is harder to move slowly than to move fast but the controlled breathing that goes with the movements helped me relax.

As for my balance, the exercises helped me sense my balance better and I became much more sensitive to how my weight was distributed on the souls of my feet.  I think my balance has improved and will only get better with further practice.

This brings me to the subject of stick-to-it-tiveness.  I've never been very good at sticking to things - the whole push up failure is typical.  Will I stick to it?  I'm going to try.  I'll have to look for a DVD or something to continue my training and to refresh me on the moves.  I think it will do me good.