Monthly Archives: July 2012

Why I am Learning Tai Chi

I always tend to keep a fairly full schedule, and engage myself with projects and activities that excite me, but this past few months have been particularly busy.  It wasn’t until I had a chance to slow down during this Canada Day long weekend that I actually realized just how fast my life was moving.  This becomes especially apparent as I watch my daughter grow right before my eyes at what appears to be an alarming rate.  Watching her also reminds me just how important it is to treasure every moment and really be present.  You can learn a lot from watching your children.

As much as I still believe that intensity is the key for getting results from your training, I also understand that this needs to be balanced with proper rest and recuperation (for your mind, body, and nervous system).  I have known for some time that I would benefit from adding a relaxing or calming activity into my health and fitness routine, but I never found something that resonated with me.  I don’t have the patience for meditation.  I’m not a proponent of yoga.  I tried guided relaxation with some success, but something was missing.  Recently, however, I was reminded of an activity that I had enjoyed practicing in the past, and I decided to try it again.

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