Wednesday, July 31, 2013
By now almost everyone has heard about Tai Chi, slow motion movements that looks like a dance practiced by healthy but old Asians at a city park. There are benefits, no doubt; thousands of years of evidence prove it.
No one should be denied the opportunities of learning it. Though going to a certified instructor is the preferred method, other ways are available. This video or series of videos I produced and published in this blog could be that opportunity.
Yang Style Long Form Tai Chi has about 88 sequential movements and when done correctly takes about 20 minutes. Because of its length, aside from making your body move in ways you're not used to moving, the biggest challenge is retaining or remembering. When I learned it many years ago, I mimicked my instructor’s movements for about three years till it finally set in. Through the wonders of technology and the Internet, I was able to produce this video showing the form in its entirety with step by step instructions.