I was introduced to Tai Chi several years ago, although I could not practise it regularly. Many people drop out of class because they find it very, very slow! Of course, that certainly was not my reason for discontinuing. I had moved to the suburbs and could not find a good teacher.
A recent trip to Shanghai renewed my interest when I saw groups of men and women of all ages diligently practising this “martial art in slow motion”, as one practitioner called it. The early morning Tai Chi sessions in the bund area of Shanghai are a tourist attraction! It is indeed quite a sight of beauty as they move with perfect synchrony between breath and movement, evident from their fluidity and unified grace. (MORE)
Source: The Week