Thursday, 14 May 2015

Tai Chi in the park


As part of the dragon-boat racing festival, there were several other attractions in Roberts Park, including a market and lots of food stalls. I don't usually need to eat and drink 'out' in Saltaire as it's so close to home but I was so cold that warming my hands on a hot coffee was very welcome.

I enjoyed watching a Tai Chi demonstration. It was Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan, to be precise, though I don't know enough about it to understand what that means. I once participated in a short Tai Chi workshop and really enjoyed it. It's a gentle and meditative series of controlled movements, good for promoting suppleness and balance, though it is also a form of martial art for self-defence. Most of the people taking part seemed to be quite mature. I have wondered whether to try it, it seems a good form of gentle exercise for oldies like me!


6 comments:

  1. I'm not sure that Old Titus entirely approves. He's certainly not joining in.

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  2. I love to watch people practice Tai Chi Jenny, very relaxing but I have heard that it is quite a good work out , you should try it :)

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  3. Love the play on words. And perhaps Tai Chi would help my aching bones!

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  4. Yes Thai Chi is very good for you. Join up. I am going to one day. I saw an article on TV where a study has been undertaken of hundreds of people doing Thai Chi (in England) and research has shown that it reduces stress and blood pressure and some have gone off medication.

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  5. A friend's aunt did it until she passed away at 89 years of age. She was amazing - it kept her legs so strong and flexible that she could just float up stairs that much younger people were struggling with. We should probably all try it!

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  6. I have a friend who does Tai Chi and she really loves it. I have been thinking about it because I need something to improve my balance.

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