Tai Chi, not tai tea!

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    Jun 11, 2008 2:21 AM GMT
    According to wikipedia:

    " is typically practised for a variety of reasons: its soft martial techniques, demonstration competitions, health and longevity. Consequently, there exist a multitude of training forms, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims. Some of Tai chi chuan's training forms are well known to Westerners as the slow motion routines that groups of people practice together every morning in parks around the world, particularly in China."

    So, I'll be taking a tai chi class in the fall. Mostly, I want to learn it for meditative purposes. I can't wait to start.

    I was wondering if anyone had an experience with tai chi or any of its sub-types. Did you like it? Did it help you? Is it a good way to stay healthy both physically and mentally?

    Any opinions are appreciated!
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    Jun 11, 2008 1:34 PM GMT
    I bought a tai chi video, but I haven't spent much time doing it. My shoulder were sore the next day, so there must be some benefit to it.
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    Jun 19, 2008 7:18 PM GMT
    I used to do it. As far as application of it in real world situations (such as for self-defense goes) it's not necesserily the best choice. Not because it's useless by any stretch of the imagination, but because it takes a very long time before you can even begin to become effective with it.

    As far as meditative purposes go: it's absolutely amazing. I started taking it because I used to suffer from very strong anxiety and it did wonders for me.
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    Jun 21, 2008 7:01 PM GMT
    I love Tai Chi Chuan, it's helped me out alot. I'm a very Hot tempered guy and well you can't get into fights as an adult and not go to jail. I realized I seem to be unbalanced and my chi uncentered when I first get into an arguement or fight. When I center it I can either talk my way outta fighting or I fight with a more open view point.icon_twisted.gif
    I've been practicing Tai Chi Chuan for about 5 years now both solitary and with a sensai.
    I definitely think it's a great way to stay and keep healthy both mentally and physically.
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    Aug 19, 2010 7:22 AM GMT
    tai chi is really good .I am going to learn tai chi chuan.I downloaded some books from internet about taichi .I am reading it .