Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Art Of Taichi


@ shuangtou bridge, changqiao park, Westlake, (PSed a bit at the background)
Taichi, also known as shadowboxing, know more about it, click its wiki link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_chi_chuan
Taichi chuan is actually much more popular among senior citizens and foreign visitors, its soft martial technique really can calm you down, especially in such a serene environment.
There're regular group Taichi classes put on at the westlake, some of them are free of charge.
Well, my mom is "master" of Taichi, although I know nothing about it. I'm thinking to learn some solo routines (forms), so I can calm myself down as well. haha

8 comments:

Zsolt72 said...

wonderful photo!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Really interesting and beautiful picture.

HZDP said...

zsolt72
thx!

Phivos nicolaides,
Yes, Taichi is an interesting practice, not only for senior citizens, OMG, I just learned two forms from my mother, "左抱拳" and "右抱拳", haha, and i can't stand still!!

Hilda said...

Beautiful photo!

I would love to take up taichi one of these days. I like meditating so it'll be perfect for me — and help me with my balance too. And let's not forget: grace too. ;D

A friend of mine visited Westlake several years ago and showed us tons of photos, which didn't tire me at all — it's such a beautiful place! You are so lucky!

HZDP said...

Don't worry, you have plenty of oppotunities to views Hangzhou photos in HZDP, always welcome you!!

alicesg said...

A very good and healthy exercise.

Marisa Taddia said...

It must be so incredible to practice taichi in such a peaceful and beautiful place!
Great photo.
Marisa

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

this is so cool - your mom must be cool - go learn some and teach us!