All of us have our own personal dragons to face. In my case, it’s taken me a lifetime to do so, and it’s Tai Chi that’s helped me to do it.
One of the first things I learned in life was that balance and co-ordination were not my thing. At school, gym lessons were a nightmare and most of the time I and a few others would be left at the back of the class doing very simple exercises while others climbed ropes and did back flips. As an adult, things didn’t get any better. I got used to living with two left feet.
So when I saw the information about the new Tai Chi for Over 50s group in January 2013 I decided to face my fears and have a go. Thanks to the supportive, friendly group and wonderful teachers, who make us believe in our ability to succeed. I’m still attending every week, loving it and making progress – slowly, at my own pace. I still can’t tell my left from my right, but I’ve confronted my personal dragons and I’m not scared of them anymore.
A participant from Senior Tai Chi Corner
02 February 2014