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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Ethyl, May 11, 2007.
Anyone practice this? I've decided to take it this summer after reading about the health benefits.
I've had Chi Tea.:tongue:
I prefer the yoga too... but I like the idea of the whole Inner peace thing.
I've never known anyone who did it who didn't swear by it.
And you can keep doing it forever.
Best of all, it's a slow journey into mastery ... you can keep improving your form until you drop.
As you know, Bliss, I don't do it myself ... I do a bit of yoga.
I've had Thai Cheese.
edit: no, to the OP.
That's Chai Tea, my dearest Tom. I make my own every morning.
I knew it was spelled funny.
Are you a Thai Cheez Whiz? :tongue:
Only if I eat it with too much hot sauce.
That's what excites me...learning something that i'll do for the rest of my life that is good and healthy for me. Easier than dropping bad habits, to be sure. I have a video of the Yang short form i'm going to watch tonight. I may try a few postures for fun. Maggie will be entertained, no doubt. :tongue:
Dammit. Now i'm craving Tom Yum Koong and spring rolls.....
I had a feeling you would be the one to notice. :tongue:
Stop flirting with me, woman. I thought you were working on your down doggie style position for me.:smile:
Not doggie style...rutting. :biggrin1:
*I love the sound of the $.02 royalty hitting my account whenever that term is used*
rutting rutting rutting rutting... doggie style.
I'm gonna need your bank account number and SIN number, Rob.
I got into Tai Chi through Kung Fu... Tai Chi is an EXTREMELY slow "dance" if you will. It is all about slowing down your breathing and lengthening the breath. This is accomplished by the slow deliberate movements and synchronizing the body's internal rhythms with the speed that the forms are executed. I don't practice it much anymore because it made me TOO calm and my metabolism started to slow WAY down and I gained a shitload of weight because of it. Chi Kung or Qi Gong is the father of all of the martial arts and Tai Chi incorporates a great deal of it into it's forms as does Kung Fu.
All three have one goal... to increase the positive chi and it's circulation and a secondary goal of removing the negative chi. All three are dependent on the fact that you believe in the concept of chi or the "life force", if you don't, these exercises will be merely a tool of relaxation and not a cosmic inner awakening like they should be.
They are simply meditation in motion. It all takes a great degree of concentration. You must breath through your nose and put the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth. You will stick out your belly to allow the diaghram to expand fully... you will also need to stop costal breathing as well. Put tension in your lower abdomen (the dantian) and try to keep that area level at all times. This area is the center of your internal energy and is the body's greatest conentration of chi, it is this area that you will concentrate on the most.
Good Luck MBliss, and let me know if you get stuck on anything or if it doesn't feel right, it should leave you feeling relaxed and maybe slightly euphoric!!!!!
Sometimes I watch the Tai Chi class at the dance studio where I work. It looks very relaxing. After the Tai Chi there's a bellydance class, which looks like a lot of fun too!
is that like kim chee made in Thailand?