If you have a health problem, an injury or a history of physical neglect, you cannot reasonably ignore this when commencing tai chi.
It is important to start sensibly and
If something feels uncomfortable, say so - serious
health problems may well preclude you from learning tai chi.
knee or back injury and trying low stances or self defence is a sign of
Allow for your age, your health, your fitness and your
condition - and train patiently and carefully.