Tai Chi Wisdom for Women
Apr 04, 2011 06:55PM
By James DePhillips
Today’s woman has a unique set of needs and desires. Never before have women enjoyed such freedom of choice and expression as has been developed in these last generations. With this change, however, many new challenges have arisen to limit a woman’s fulfillment and potential. Chief among these challenges are private time and healthy living. Through a positive exercise program this fulfillment and potential can be realized, and healthy habits can be reinforced.
Tai Chi can provide the time for introspection and meditation. It is an ancient Chinese discipline that can generate tremendous results toward these needs, including improved posture, balance, agility, circulation, metabolism, and a strengthened immune system. Over time, Tai Chi practice maintains robust physical strength, emotional calm, serenity and mental clarity. Tai Chi Chuan is a good fit for most people, regardless of age, sex, degree of health or nature of their work.
Tai Chi's technique and physiology are rooted in Taoism, a timeless philosophy from China based on living and acting in accord with nature's cyclical patterns of change. Within every movement is the principle of Yin and Yan. Each action is based on the awareness of implicit unity within all apparent opposites: positive and negative, full and empty, dark and light, hard and soft. Understanding Yin and Yan can provide mental focus and flexibility as well as inspire courage and perseverance.
Kung Fu is a Chinese Martial Art that appeals to women needing a higher degree of physical challenge to meet their potential. Training in Kung Fu can include the following disciplines:
Fist Forms - prearranged movements of hands and feet simulating defense and attack.
Weapon Forms - prearranged moves with weapons
Self Defense Techniques
To some, Kung Fu is a very sophisticated method of self defense. To others, it is an excellent way of keeping in shape, both physically and mentally. To the dedicated, it is a way of life, as well as a unique cultural heritage. Both Tai Chi and Kung Fu are powerful forms of exercise that can provide fulfillment. These programs are not for everyone. They require foresight into the benefits that can be derived from a system of commitment and dedication.
Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi offers a professional and safe, non-competitive setting to realize your own fitness needs. Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi is located at 662 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne. For more information call 321-255-1048 or visit www.wahlumkungfu.com.