Prevention is easier and better than cure
Allow me to share with you just how an art like T'ai Chi can keep you mobile, flexible and powerful and help you age gracefully...
I get lots of people coming to t'ai chi classes when they retire, which is great, but for some, it's not so good. Why? I'll reveal that in a little while, just bear with me a sec..
I've been practising t'ai chi for many years and I sometimes forget how difficult it can be for someone who's brand new and hasn't exercised in a long while, to pick the movements up.
So I'd encourage anyone to take up t'ai chi rather earlier than they may normally think about doing so. Let's be fair, many people (maybe even you) see t'ai chi as an older person's exercise system. But that's not true. Here's why..
The skills you learn, from breathing and body mechanics to relaxing and intrinsic strength, will let you easily and effortlessly maintain your quality of life. That's why prevention is easier and better than cure.
The gentle but powerful movements will help to open your body and stretch it out, re-aligning bones and stretching out any short, tight muscles that may be causing an imbalance in your skeleton's structure. This will also ease stress and strain on your joints, internal organs and other systems of your body like respiration (breathing), circulation (blood flow) and waste drainage (your lymphatic system).
As your body becomes freer and more aligned, you don't get so much wear and tear on the joints for example. But, if you start when your in your 50s or 60s you may already have caused too much wear and tear. And if it's worn away, you can't put it back (ok, you can replace it, but it's never the same as the original joint/part. Plus you've got all that surgery business to put up with).
With me so far? Great.
So what I'm saying to you is, "Don't leave it till it's too late."
T'ai Chi and Breathing Exercises (called Qigong, pronounced Chee Gong) are easy to learn and will help maintain your health. And if you want to get a little more physical, you can always try the martial classes where you'll get plenty of cardiovascular exercise and a huge range of movement.
Intrigued? Fancy knowing a bit more?
I've got a free short series of 20 or so emails giving you info on t'ai chi, qigong, body alignment, t'ai chi skills, and much more. All you have to do is pop your name and email in the form below and I'll send them to your inbox each day, along with the links for your free gifts for signing up, but first..
Who Am I And Why Should You Listen To Me?
My name’s Mike Hart and I've been practising Chinese health arts (T'ai Chi and breathing exercises, or Qigong) for over 35 years. At 49, I'm more powerful now than I was in my 20s through applying simple principles of movement and structure which the Chinese observed many centuries ago.
Before you sign up, there's one thing I'd like you to understand in order to get the best from t'ai chi for your health
You have to be willing to put in the work. There's no magic pill I (or anyone else) can give you. Your health requires consistency and regular practice for it to be of any use to you.
Ok, if you'd still like to get started, pop your details in below and you could be practicing the t'ai chi set very soon...
Thanks for reading,