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Dust Off the DVD Challenge Day 7

Monday, December 14, 2015

'Transform your whole self' - Who can resist that as an opening gambit?

Today's DVD is a 'bodywisdom media' production - 'Tai Chi for Beginners' (2010).
I bought this online when I realised that I simply couldn't fit a 90 minute class into my work schedule. I had gone along to a few beginners' classes but couldn't make the time slot consistently so was continually playing 'catch up'; standing at the back trying to work out where my arms and feet should be going on the forms I had missed.

Hopefully, this DVD will teach me good form and offer LOTS of repetition for someone whose motor memory ain't what it used to be!

There are 4 hours of 10-30 minute routines including a detailed introduction and demonstrations from Tai Chi Master Chris Pei of Yang style 24 posture form. The backdrop of woods and a beautiful lake is very calming and Mr. Pei appears to have infinite patience. Like it or not, you WILL do the various moves a considerable number of times to achieve perfect form before moving on.

For me, this is helpful as I am finally getting the hang of it. However, I can imagine some may find this a tad tedious.

Whether I will attain 'improved health and flexibility, reduced stress, increased energy flow, wellness and a relaxed mind' by the end of the DVD course is a tall ask....but this DVD is going to stay on my 'current' list. I'm prepared to give it a go.
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  • SWEETENUFGILL
    Ah, I need this one! I've started learning Tai Chi and looked at endless pictures and explanations on the internet to try and familiarise myself and it's nigh on impossible! I'm going to a weekly class (and will probably have the same experience as you by the sound of it - missing a few, standing at the back trying to figure it out!) and they're all far more advanced than me.

    I'll check this one out - in terms of trying to 'get' the moves at home - is it worth having?


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  • DSJB9999
    emoticon for finding the time to do this, you are doing emoticon

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