Back when my sister was teaching tai chi and before she decided to go to medical school, I was skeptical of Eastern health practices.
I should have taken lessons then, but I’ve learned the error of my ways and am more open to trying new things. I told John I’d been trying to find a weekend tai chi class that might be good for back pain.
Last week, he called about a sign he saw in Arlington: Zhen Ren Chuan, a martial arts studio, had begun to offer tai chi.
Saturday I went.
Tai chi is not as easy as I thought watching ladies in San Francisco and Boston parks. So many things to think about at once! In that sense alone it is a great way to clear your mind of everything else. I will go again. It wasn’t quite like this video, as it was taught by an American who kept it very simple for a beginner, but I liked it.