immune system is more robust. The usual seasonal colds and flu's no longer
affect me, an important consideration in these Covid times.
reclining while awake is associated with lower muscle strength, risk of falls
and physical function, sometimes irrespective of the amount of moderate or
vigorous intensity physical activity you do. People who sit for prolonged
periods are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, higher waist circumference
(Professor Dawn Skelton)
Four years ago I had this belief I was relaxed. I worked in an occupation that was permanently high up in the Top Ten most stressful jobs. Colleagues would ask "how do you stay so calm?".
The first thing you will explore is alignment. How far apart your feet are placed... What your skeleton is doing... How you stand... Whether or not you are taxing the joints...It is important to discover how to work in a manner that is healthy and comfortable. That way, it will directly affect your everyday life, and improve your health more effectively.
This said, the classes aren't going to be medical or in any way 'heavy'. The exercises are moderate, accessible and can be easily performed by most adults.
A lot of modern tai chi classes talk about qi... They give the impression that a magical energy is going to transform your health.Our classes will never mention qi. We are not going to be talking about qi, auras or anything mystical. We are grounded in medically-sound, functional practice - in the physical world, not in the fantastical.
Qigong involves very simple exercises designed to introduce the rounded, natural shapes employed in tai chi. Although qigong is quite straightforward, it does require good body awareness and patience if you are to become adept with the movements.
Some qigong exercises are static, and these are terrific for strength-building.
Cultures with a rich spiritual tradition recognised that life is more than material wealth, self-importance, status, prestige.
Working, politics, family travails, gossip, the news, current affairs, sport, gadgets... all serve to distract you from the truth.
Upon retirement, people relished the opportunity to start getting to know themselves.
Many retired people say this. Who is it pitched at? Younger people? Other retirees? It sounds somewhat implausible doesn't it? Consider what is being said. Retiring is to cease work.