Post by Violent Limodore on Jun 21, 2016 10:29:50 GMT
I'll be checking out more of this guys video's so perhaps I'll learn more about other stuff he does. I'm curious about that, because: can you just do this stand still exercise or should I continue with other workouts next to this?
Anyway, I've tried out the first exercise yesterday, and my first impression is that it is good voor relaxation and 'grounding', while exercising your body in a way that reminds me of doing isometrics or yin yoga. Sort of 'standing meditation' with strengthening of your core muscles.
I was just considering picking up tai chi or yin yoga again, but now I'll just try this standing still method for a bit. Also reminds me of some qi gong exercises that I did long ago in a weekend workshop. My system seems to need different types of exercise at different moments of the year, so I like to try out new things that I can pick up again when relevant. :-)
Would the world really go to pots if we chucked everything and lived like the lilies in the field?
Tai Chi's more powerful than it looks. I think Daisy used to do it, if I remember rightly. If you speed the movements up you have a fighting form. Of course, it's no good unless you spar with someone (practice regularly).
I've started a small collection of walking sticks, and one of them is a big stout staff. It's big enough to swing around, so I want to purchase a Chinese Bo staff.
They're quite cheap, and good for coordination, balance and core strength.
It is when you are using what you have learned from books that you wish you had read more.
I did use to do Tai Chi. It was terrific. It got me in shape when I was retraining from a Lab bench sat on arse all day job to heating and plumbing engineer. Meaning being a bit of a contortionist at times....We did a series of warm up exercises very like those in the video. You did wonder how something so gentle would warm you up but it did! There was a huge feeling of serenity after which I found fantastic.
Post by Violent Limodore on Jun 30, 2016 9:46:44 GMT
I'm so pleased with my new workout routine (= standing quietly between the trees in our garden or in our local park, while relaxing/meditating) that I've cancelled my fitness subscription per first possible date.
I cant say that standing still or any of those fancy 'exercise routines' do it for me but a quiet walk in the woods works wonders, you might not loose weight (as evidenced by my waist line) but the weight off the mind is incalculable....