A simple, short, course in Tai Chi movement and mindfulness called Pulling Earth, Pushing Heaven. Over 8 weeks you’ll learn the basics of Tai Chi movement. Of course, this is just ‘foot in the door’ stuff, but I’d like to think that after following along for 8 weeks, and doing it every day, you’d at least have the correct foot inside the correct door.
You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, or if you have ever experienced chest pain when exercising or have experienced chest pain in the past month when not engaged in physical activity, smoke, have high cholesterol, are obese, or have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately.
Week 1: Extend and maintain
Week 2: The power base
Week 3: Arms and elbows
Week 4: Breathing
Week 5: Moving from the middle.
Week 6: Using the mind
Week 7: The negative circle
Week 8: Full circle – the back bow