Say YES to new experiences. Be willing to feel lost, awkward and confused.
It is good to be uncertain.
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.
A defensive person see the excess fat as being part of who they are. An outer manifestation of an inner self. In a way they are correct, however, the fat is not who you are. It is what you have allowed.Who you are is one thing. Excess body fat is something else entirely.
People in modern culture are very defensive. They take exception to everything and over-react without realising it. Emotions are attached to the most trivial of things. People are very quick to anger.
Heart disease, diabetes and other life threatening conditions can arise when you ignore your body fat.It is quite scary and sad to think that the Western world is becoming fatter and fatter, whilst many so-called 'developing' countries still struggle to maintain a basic standard of living.
It represents stored food and is a redundancy that adversely affects your health. Do not be concerned about media representations of a healthy body. They are an illusion.A skinny person is not necessarily a healthy one. They may be anorexic or metabolically fast. Use your own judgement, but do not lie. Are you flabby? Do your have pouches of fat?
Clinging to the illusion that beauty can only be found in youth is one folly of modern society. People pay for plastic surgery and expensive cosmetic products in the hope of looking younger.Yet, youth is just part of the aging process. Once it has gone, do not chase it. Instead of pining for what has been, enjoy what is happening now.
Many people who are notably fat genuinely do not realise quite how fat they really are. How come?
There is a time for putting together.
And another time for taking apart.
He who understands this course of events
Takes each new state in its proper time
With neither sorrow nor joy.
The Ancients said: "The hanged man cannot cut himself down."
Exercise methods that brutally punish the body
These approaches fail to address the underlying issues and seldom result in a long-term positive change. The main concerns need to be: mind, body, attitude and lifestyle.
Change requires us to stop doing what we are used to doing, and do something unfamiliar instead. This sounds easy enough.In reality, people are reluctant to let-go of habits. There is much comfort to be found in the familiar. In order to respond spontaneously to what is occurring, we must shed certain habits.
Weight loss usually involves balancing out food intake and activity. Undertaking a daily qigong and tai chi regime will most certainly help your body exercise.This must be paired with a diet that best suits the individual.
Newcastle Tai Chi August induction course has commenced, and is going very well.
We will be running the September course in just over a month's time.
September may be our last induction course for 2021. It depends on capacity issues and hall space.
Newcastle Tai Chi is a highly-rated school with a limited number of places available. Unfortunately, we have a waiting list.If you want your name adding to the list, please send us an e-mail and we will contact you when the next induction course is scheduled.