88 forms tai chi (aka 108, 103, etc.) — Yang style

Master Tam & Judy Hong’s group is currently working on this loooong form (takes over 20 minutes to complete).  Try it, you’ll like it.

This form is slower than any other form I’ve met.  This gives you time to think about and perfect your moves.  Also very relaxing once you’ve learned it.  Music with clear calls saves you from the effort of trying to remember all the moves in the right order.

The 4-corners move (like many) is tricky.  At first you’ll need some extra steps for balance.  Later you’ll eliminate those steps as you anticipate turns and can use your waist to turn as you rock (without twisting knees).  But at first, there are lots and lots of little parts to remember.  Here’s a very detailed breakdown of 4-corners that I found very helpful, even though I’ve already stopped doing some of the smaller adjustments.



Just for fun.  We use a couple of these hand forms for our yoga breathing:

Chin Mudra, and

Vishnu Mudra.

But there are lots more.  Here are a few you might try with breathing exercises, or meditation:

Update — All Is Well — Back Friday

Greetings All —

So sorry for confusion caused by my absence this last week.  I’ve been a full-time nurse for my kitty, who has lost a leg but is doing much much better every day.

Me?  I need to move and am cautiously optimistic that by Friday I’ll be able to concentrate enough to know my right from my left.  Hope all will keep walking or trying some different exercises with other groups until then.

Thank you, dear friends, for your understanding and support.


Mall Walk Aerobics on Hold

Attention Mall Walkers

kristen needs to take a break.  won’t be leading at Dillards for a bit.  all other programs continue as usual.

2016 Holiday Buffet in review, and a Happy 2017 to All

Take a minute, or even a bit more, and breathe


credit:  imgur.com

YOGA — special schedule for November 2016

Please check prior post for details on Holiday Buffet — for everyone.  And watch here for a December Holiday Schedule soon as we curtail some exercise in favor of shopping.

Meanwhile, for YOGA classes only — no yoga for the next 3 Tuesdays.