Does anyone else do any of these?. I do some adapted version of all three. I have come up with my own moves using the priciples. I also do just basic stretches and static exersies.
Ive had good results physicaly and mentaly . It makes me feel good to use my body. I hope to get totaly in touch with my body through breathing and energy work of these methods.
I cant stand up to do them i either do them sitting on my bed or on my sofa.
I am disabled with a health condition so thats why ive had to adapt them and im also have to spend alot of my life in bed i have very little energy and have to be so careful with movement or i can worsen my condition.
Thats why these are so good for me. They are gentle but effective and its all about feeling your own body and body awarness.
Its nothing to do with pushing yourself.
There is actualy no need to ' feel the burn' unless you want to bulk up your muscles. Which you would have to do some sort of resisstance training to do that.
But these forms are all about getting in touch with yourself and gentle extending your boundaries of what you can do. Some yoga like power yoga isnt really built on these principles. Its not true yoga i dont belive. But a westernised form.
The eastern traditions have at their core spirituality. Thought tia chi is a form of martial arts actualy. But has been used and adapted for building peace in the body/mind. Alot of people who practice these live to be very old and are still practicing until they die so into their 90s and sometimes over 100 But my dads friends mum still teaches yoga in her 90s and shes more supple and walks faster than her son!
I find they suit me so well and i would love to get really good at them and really know my body. It ties in with other enegy work im doing on myself. Gentley i am becoming fitter and more flexable and losing weight too ! I would highly recommend any of the three. There are often classes being run in most cities i would say. But you can learn from the internet. I have a yoga teacher and chi gong teacher that i have one to one leasons with. But Im also learning from online too and reading about it and the priciples behind them.