Tai Chi and Yoga for Beginners

I have been putting off my health regime for far too long. Sometimes you just have to tai chiwait until the time is right.

Finally I guess it is that time. Hallelujah! The angels and all who are holy must be smiling down upon me!  I finally have been motivated and have joined the YMCA. Yesterday was my first Tai Chi class and I loved it. I found the beauty in the room remarkable……I found the Tai Chi itself an art-form performed by these lovely people just being themselves, not trying too hard, just being. If you’ve never tried Tai Chi I suggest you try it…it’s harder than it looks, it’s low impact and it takes concentration which is wonderful, there is no time for your mind to wander….it looks like slow motion and is captivating in it’s simplicity, yet I feel it today in my muscles, do not fool yourself, it is good for your body, soul and mind.

Today is my first Yoga for Beginners class at an outside studio and I can’t wait for the yogaclass. I am trying to drop all my old preconceptions and competitive biases and start from scratch as if I’ve never practiced yoga before. I want to start with a new slate, post cancer and shoulder surgery, marry my mind with my body and really try to just go with the flow, not try too hard to do the poses just right, but just see what unfolds naturally. I have no idea what my body is up to, and it doesn’t matter at this point it is all about the practice itself, to be in the moment, feel the quiet with my heart, enjoy the love and find true self…….

(C) Evelyn Garone 3.26.13

About Evie Garone

I am an outspoken woman with independent views of the world. I am spiritual but also realistic. I've successfully raised two men who I've sent off to college and am now following my love of the arts, including painting, drawing and writing. Thus, two blogs, two books I sporadically work on, voracious reading, among other loves keep me busy.
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2 Responses to Tai Chi and Yoga for Beginners

  1. Zen Doe says:

    Congratulations! And best of luck with your new practices. I want to start yoga and/or Tai Chi so much. Your post hit at just the right time. I may just start looking for a class!


    • Evie Garone says:

      Thank you…….I’m behind you all the way! It may be the best thing you ever do…..I just needed to get myself going…but I feel so happy and positive already……the yoga was a power yoga class and I surprised myself I was able to DO it! Yay!!!!!!! I was on the computer looking for meditation courses today, too! I am on the move and feel so good…I don’t know if it’s the rebirth of Spring or if it was just time for me to come out of my chrysalis, but I feel so wonderful, go for it..the hardest step is the FIRST one! PS Thank you for reading and commenting!!


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