Today’s post is by dkM’s Tai Chi enthusiast, Sorin. Check out Part One of Tai Chi for Busy Moms if you haven’t read it yet! And make sure to try Tai Chi by watching the videos below. You may be on the verge of a new and beneficial hobby!
The benefits that Tai Chi practice will bring to you are not just for yourself. The people around you will benefit too. Tai Chi, practiced with an open heart, with patience, understanding and compassion will allow you to better interact with your children, spouse, and other people close or not so close. By definition, being an internal martial art – that is, not relying on muscles and bones solely – Tai Chi will reveal to you many aspects of life and will let you make discoveries about yourself.
The fact that stress will be greatly reduced, if not completely eliminated will become just a side effect; the much better balance that you will have, the stronger and more limber body, the increased lung capacity and joint health, the better mind focus, all makes for a nice picture that Tai Chi can paint for you. And don’t just take my word for it, check it out for yourself. See how Tai Chi people in their senectute years are doing. You might be tempted to say that you are young or very young and that Tai Chi is apparently for older more health-challenged people. Then I will tell you that you are in luck to have been able to discover it at such an early age. Hurry up and start practicing, you will reap even more benefits, you will have more time to practice, and you will avoid mistakes others have done. Hey, that makes you smarter, doesn’t it?
Ultimately, Tai Chi is a martial art, and although at the begining women were not even allowed to study for the fear of transmitting the secret art to outsiders, there were and are formidable women martial artists out there. You can become a good martial artist through Tai Chi. While it depends on you how you approach Tai Chi, you will benefit from it regardless of the path. So, go ahead and give it a try!