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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tai Chi Chuan


Martial arts by way of Yoga moves?

I'm still not sure what I just signed up for.

"Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese form of martial art/exercise that anyone can learn regardless of age or physical condition. It is based on martial art movements that are linked together like a dance routine."

Sounds interesting even though I can't even master the "Hustle."

The class description gears towards greater focus, especially for ADHD, improved balance, flexibility, breathing, sleeping, blood pressure, digestion, and a stress reducer. Helps to increase bone density in post menopausal women.

I'm just hoping it will be a motivator to try and tone my jibbling flibbels and calm all the ruckus rolling around in my noodle.

For the next 14 weeks my friend Linda and I will be meeting on Thursday nights to accomplish all of the above. I think. I tend to be a class clown, and that is one of the biggest reasons I have never taken-up my sister's invitation to try Yoga with her.

I didn't ask if this is a mixed class, men and women. That would be nice. Unless there were those moves where you have to hold your butt cheeks together tight to suppress a fart. It would not be a good visual for the person standing behind me, and a real bummer for me if it was a good looking man.

Maybe it'll be a classroom of women like the chicks in "Calendar Girls".


It sure would be nice if the instructor looked like this ...


To be continued after the first class.

9 comments:

Linda and her Surroundings said...

I did yoga a few times and fell asleep on the mat with my mouth wide open (twice). It was most unattractive and I found the whole relaxing aspect difficult in a room full of people. The only place I really relax is in front of the television whilst lying on my couch! And since you mentioned the word "fart" in your blog I can tell you that yoga relaxing and fart restraining are two contradictory moves and bound to cause problems...if you know what I mean.

Nancy said...

Linda: "contradictory moves" ... yep I see that in my future. I am not sure I can relax, when I am relaxed I fall asleep ... and have been known to drool.

Sunshine said...

It would be easier if we lived by each other to do this torture together, huh?

Nancy said...

Sunshine: Of course, misery always loves company. Actually, this looks like it may be harder on me mentally than physically... I am so hyper.

Casdok said...

Good luck!!
And hope your teacher is hunky, that would keep you awake!

Jen M. said...

Oh, LOVE the high-waisted jeans in the Hustle shot. And I really did like Calendar Girls!

Audubon Ron said...

The top photo looks like the northern Cal coast line, which is the other spot I'd live if I could figure a way.

Joan said...

please keep us updated on your progress

Joeprah said...

How would he get the waves into the class? If that happened shoot, that would be worth seeing, even I did look like a zombie performing the opening moves.