There are some things that you need to do before and after a Tai Chi exercise. These are known as Tai Chi precautions. I believe, this is not new to you because most Tai Chi exercises have certain precautions that everyone that practice Tai Chi Should follow.
Below are some precautions to contemplate (for first timers and for people who have medical conditions):
Never make an effort to learn Tai Chi through books or online video lessons. A book will only tell you what you should do and what are the basics regarding every move but it is not going to show the right or wrong position. Trying to learn from Tai Chi dvd’s is frustrating.
They’ll make you want to learn Tai Chi, but it will be difficult for you to keep pressing the stop-rewind-play-stop-rewind-play-fast forward remote control keys. Things such as this will never tell you if you’ve made a mistake in your routine. In addition, if you’ve a particular question in mind, your manuals and videos won’t make the merest effort to answer you.
It is always safe to learn from someone who is skilled enough to teach you, PERSONALLY, the basics Of Tai Chi. When you have learned the difference between the right and wrong techniques, that is the right time to practice with your manual or video. First timers should take note of this very seriously.
When entering a Tai Chi program, you should decide on the teacher who will instruct you. It’s important to make certain that he or she is knowledgeable enough to entertain any of your needs or concerns regarding Tai Chi. This is imperative especially for those who are presently living with arthritis or cardiovascular illnesses as there are certain Tai Chi movements that can be straining and could bring about more pain.
In cases of joint aches, always speak with your doctor. Ask him what are correct Tai Chi movements that can’t create more pain. Explain to you mentor about your medical condition so that he can have an idea on what is appropriate for your condition.
You should warm-up before and then cool off and take a short rest after. You may not think Tai Chi as a vigorous and strenuous exercise however, it keeps the joints and muscles working overtime.
If you need to modify some Tai Chi movements, then do it. You’ll find that many Tai Chi movements are in need of your whole to produce a perfect position. But if you do some movements that can cause your performance to become blur, then drop the original movements then modify them.
If you can’t do a Tai Chi exercise, do’t do it. Practicing Tai Chi only to let people around to see you exercise it, is stressing yourself in the most painful manner. Tai chi is a meditative process and not an stressful one, so don’t do movements that aren’t easy for you to do.
Practice different movements. This movements will not cause harm to you. And it will only take you about 30 minutes to finish an hour’s program. Tai Chi is a perfect exercise for meditative purposes. Nonetheless don’t mistake it with other strenuous exercises that promise that you can loose weight or gain weight, or have perfect abs.