Three tips about tai chi for beginners
Friday, 24 August 2012
Looking for a fun and engaging workout to get yourself moving? You might want to consider a tai chi for beginners class to enjoy the energy healing, inner peace and physical fitness that characterize this activity. Here are a few tips to help you get started with your first bout of tai chi.
According to EnergyArts.com, you likely won't intially feel much of the chi (energy) that attracts practitioners to this art form. During this introductory period, it's often best to treat tai chi as a purely physical activity so you can focus on your form, strength and coordination. If you're searching for the experience of chi, you may exaggerate its effect in these early stages.
Breathing correctly is an important part of successful tai chi. BeginnersTaiChi.com recommends keeping your tounge pressed against the roof of your mouth. Next, your breathing should involve only your nose – keep mouth breathing for when you may have allergies or congestion. Finally, breathing should be a steady and continuous process without pausing between inhaling and exhaling.
Practice in nature
Looking for the perfect setting to achieve a peaceful and centered tai chi practice session? YMAA.com recommends heading out into nature – a local park or even your backyard garden – to work on the fundamentals.