Friday, July 21, 2017

10 Tai Chi Moves for Beginners - 14 Minute Daily Taiji Routine





Did you know 15 minutes of Tai Chi is equal to a 20 minute walk.  Too hot to walk today so I did my Tai Chi.  How about you?   This is a great video to get you started with this wonderful form of exercise also known as "moving meditation."  I recently read an article that said Tai Chi is great exercise for those with Fibromyalgia.  I have been doing Tai Chi for about 10 years now and still enjoy it very much.   I hope you'll check out Jace Mace's video even if you don't try Tai Chi.  The beautiful scenery and music is very relaxing.



Have a beautiful day, friends.

Carol

8 comments:

  1. I would love to be able to move like that again.

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    1. Don't let the picture fool you. You don't move like that in the beginning. Very gently and at your own pace, slower is better with Tai Chi. I started doing only 3 repetitions of each movement to learn them. Only takes about 5 min. a day to get started. Jake says "do 5 min. 3 times a day." I have lots of joint and disk problems as well as Fibromyalgia, Lyme disease and lipomas that press on my spine and other nerve endings. Years of pain and not being treated by the many physicians I saw made me do my own research to find things that would work for me. I can't do Yoga because of the holding positions too long. The moving meditation of Tai Chi is soothing. Now I am also eating a Ketogenic diet which has given me so much energy and I've lost a good amount of weight. I take only Tylenol for the occasional headache or other pain. I also like to pray while doing the Tai Chi. It's like a sacred dance form. Thanks for visiting my blog. If I can answer any questions for you about this or anything else don't hesitate to drop me an email. Always willing to pass along the information I have that could help someone feel better and be happier.
      Hugs,
      Carol

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    2. Well....I did the low carb thing and lost 45 pounds....if you can do this with your ailments then I guess I can try it too.

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    3. Awesome, it's worth a try. Nice and slow and easy. It's not movements that will make your muscles ache afterwards like walking, jogging, weight lifting, etc. And congratulations of the weight loss. I love low carb eating and don't miss any of the carbs at all.

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  2. I have arthritis all over my body, and I have wanted to try Tai Chi as opposed to Yoga, because I feel it is lower impact, but still effective. Thanks so much for sharing, Carol.

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    1. Oh Linda, you must try it. I hear you with the arthritis; I pop and click and used to hurt everywhere except my nose, lips and earlobes. Watch Jake Mace's videos. He has loads for beginners and even then if what he is showing you is too strenuous just go slower, keep feet closer, don't stretch so far and stay at your own pace. Slower is better with Tai Chi anyway. Check the comment I left for "only slightly confused" who commented before you. Thanks for stopping by. I tried Yoga but the movements are static and have to be held which is painful. Tai Chi is gentle movements. Let me know if I can answer any questions about it for you. Always willing to help someone feel better.
      Hugs,
      Carol

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  3. I've been trying to cut my carbs...wow ...thats so hard for me !!! And I've been walking my pooch everyday...
    It's not easy with the heat, so I walk early in the morning. I need to share this with my niece who suffers from Fibromyalgia .... I will look at the video later since I need to walk my dog....lol. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Glad to share this with you, Hilda. Please do tell your niece.

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