Some of us go through life treating our bodies
like temples in the hopes of a healthier, longer,
life, Some of us are the ones who are going to
go to the grave sliding, upside down, on fire, and
burnt out, and others are somewhere in between.
Lifting weights is work and for some of us our
doctor has ordered us not to run unless we want
to find a new doctor. There are alternatives and
we’d like to mention one here.
If you have or have had lung problems, have
Parkinson’s or something similar, or are just having
a problem with your balance, then t’ai chi could be
The beginner series is very easy to do and can
help. It sounds crazy, but you will breath easier,
have great balance, feel better, and be calmer just
by spending 20 minutes every other day doing t’ai chi.
If you can breath, and move, you can do it.
All movements are slow and you learn to regulate
your breathing to the moves. Hawk showed us the way,
it wasn’t hard and we were very happy with the
If you’d like to know more before you try, go to
see what the Mayo Clinic has to say about it.
The Mayo Clinic article will tell you what Tai chi
is, who can do it, and how it will reduce stress.
There are several videos on YouTube some are
feature film length and longer. We picked a shorter
version so you could get an idea of what’s involved.
Comments are always welcome.