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Old 02-03-06, 11:57 AM   #1
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anyone do Ti Chi?

I went to my first Ti Chi lesson today-it is not normally the sort of thing that I would be drawn to as there is not that much action and excitement. I went with some friends from work who were keen to try it.

I was just wondering if anyone else here had any experience with Ti Chi and found it to be worthwhile or not?
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Old 02-03-06, 11:59 AM   #2
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My neighbor practices it in his back yard everyday. He was out there earlier, in the rain, swatting flies in slow motion (or whatever that is). He takes frequent breaks to throw toys for his dog to fetch. Fairly entertaining stuff to watch while I'm standing at my kitchen sink washing dishes.
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Old 02-03-06, 12:49 PM   #3
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Never heard of Ti Chi?

Is it a derivative of Tai Chi?

If so....I did Tai Chi once....a guy at work was starting a class. I went to first one, but a few of the basic moves tripped me up (not the most well-balanced I guess).
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I can´t believe there is so little interest in Tai Chi.

I have done 3 sessions now and it is quite calming and relaxing. According to my limited understanding of the basic Tai Chi principles you are not supposed to exert yourself at all. There is no competiveness at all. The emphasis is on moving and meditation while perceiving your body and the immediate envronment.

The focus is more on the process than the results.

Quite different to cycling and indeed most of life´s activities but it is good to take some time out to calm down and de-stress.
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It's a Chi type alloy with titanium in it.
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Sometimes I drink Chi Tea. Does that count?
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My pet peeve with this is people out doing it in public. In parks or whatever. Not saying this is wrong or bad, but in my mind its just wierd.
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Tai chi is for those who want to learn how to reach a relax state of being while in motion. And it is a way to get more in touch with your body in relations to breathing and mind and body awareness. Learning how to breath more fully and in a relax way can help you perform at a higher level while in a calmer state; this can be very benfitual to those who desire to transcend their limitations.
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My pet peeve with this is people out doing it in public. In parks or whatever. Not saying this is wrong or bad, but in my mind its just wierd.
it does look bit weird- I was in a hotel in the Hague once eating my breakfast and there were some chinese guests doing Tai Chi out on the terrace with swords. It was quite entertaining.

Your avatar is very appropriate for this thread Pigmode - it is very similar to the Yin-Yang symbol (sometimes called Tai Chi symbol) meaning harmony- According to my Tai Chi teacher, Tai Chi is the mother of Yin-Yang.
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It's a Chi type alloy with titanium in it.

And to think I though he was talking about TIght CHInese. I was starting to get offended......
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Tai Chi is like martial arts, you need to find a good school for it to be worth doing. I did it for several years along with Kung Fu. Tai Chi is very relaxing and good for your coordination, but for me it got boring fast. Its well worth a try if you're interested.
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