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I Want to Learn Tai Chi

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 142 People

    Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow!

    I had my first Tai Chi lesson today! It's deceptively strenuous-seemed easy then,but a few hours later I'm aching in places I didn't know I had. The ambience is somewhere between a yoga or Pilates class and a typical martial arts class,but with fewer bruises. Lots of analysis of...
    Rob22make3 Rob22make3 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 23, 2008

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    2 Weeks and Loving It

    I've been meditating for around a year but wanted to exercise as well. I joined a Tai Chi class and so far (2 weeks in) we've been doing Qi Gong really, but I already feel much more energised.
    Fenrisulf Fenrisulf 51-55 Feb 9, 2009

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    For a Couple Years

     I did Tai Chi for about 3-4 years while I was in school. It was amazing and each time I would go through the movements...a feeling of peace and serenity would wash over me and I never felt so amazing as when I was doing it...I wish I could go back to doing it. I miss it so...
    raevynvelcros raevynvelcros 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 6, 2008

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    Moving Meditation

    Straight meditation is difficult for me.  Try as I  might, I simply cannot sit...it's probably the ADD.  Tai Chi works though.  The relaxed, deliberate movements help me to relax like nothing else can do.   Adding my brainwave music to that...
    gdgtgrl gdgtgrl 41-45, F Oct 15, 2008

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    Water Tai Chi

    I've been doing Tai Chi for a few months now, but at my local aquatics center.  The instructor once said to everyone not to focus on her, the water or on the surroundings. I didn't realize it until that point, I totally zone out while in that class. I guess that's the point...
    DietIcedTea DietIcedTea 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    It is Qigong Tai chi, whatever that means. I find tai chi and qigong are supposed to be different but they keep getting put together. I practice because I have EBV and I feel sick...
    NiniJeanine NiniJeanine 22-25, F Mar 5

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    I am a fan of transformation stories, and my favorite part of the transformation was always the tail growth part. It made me want to grow one. What would I have .. Well I don't...
    SilentDreamer27 SilentDreamer27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I've always wanted to adopt a child and give him/her a family :) if I adopted a child of a different culture, I'd also want them to grow up learning about their culture so they won...
    livelaughlove0987 livelaughlove0987 18-21, F Mar 7

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    It's not that I don't enjoy children, especially having been exposed to my best friend's children including his daughter and then being exposed to my cousin's two daughters whom I...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M Mar 3

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    but only after I'm married. I want a traditional life style. Traditional wedding, then sex with a husband that I love , then children. I will not doing anything until I'm married.
    GodsArte GodsArte 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I would love to adopt a son one day and raise him instead of having my own child
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M Mar 15

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    Haha Keith, you wanted to see what our baby would look like if we had kids together? Well here he/she is! Ahahaha omg cute :) :p I love you too boo! Ahaha omg I need to stop with...
    Hiddenmaven Hiddenmaven 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    The Upsides to Not Have Kids: B) First of all, my life is my own; all for me; I'm all that matters; 100% concerned with what I want and what I'm going through; as casting director...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I do want to be a mom someday in the far future
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    nicias nicias 13-15, M Mar 6

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    Maybe in the next year or so, I'm ready
    AliciaD39 AliciaD39 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    And probably cant. Or would have by now. Due to an allergy to condoms.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Alright all you filipino,Lao,Taiwanese,Chinese,japanese,asian,Korean,Indonesian,Cambodian,Malaysian, and Vietnamese girls, who wants to talk to me for 6 hours?
    episajerk episajerk 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    I'll tell you why: PEOPLE ARE FUCKTARDS!!! THAT'S WHY!!! Everyone has the RIGHT to choose whether or not they want to have children. Hell, there's parents out there who shouldn't...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Dearest daughterHopefully, one day you will read this letter. Probably I’ll get pregnant with you in the future. Or I will find you where you’re biological mother left...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My husband wants kids and believes having a family is the most important thing a person can do. But he's also said he'd rather be with me than have kids, which was a major...
    danac5 danac5 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Let's just say there should be a split between the adult world and the child world. I don't want stories from children infiltrating my feed, it's like they are mushrooms..and have...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well...I've always wanted to have children. Since I was little I knew one day I wanted to be a mother. When I was 16 or 17 I had my first boyfriend and have been with him for six...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I want to get married to an awesome man and start a family. I want to have children. I hope this will happen real soon.
    freckles45 freckles45 41-45, F Mar 7

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    1- Live in Brazil 2- Born in 20th of February of 1997 3- Am Really Bad at Conversation 4- Admire my Grandparents More Than Anything 5- Want to Have a Last Longing Realtionship Like...
    HeterosexualTransexual HeterosexualTransexual 18-21, T Mar 9

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    I was tainted by my own father for years, and he didn't even care. Still, I blame myself for sending him to prison and betraying his trust and that's the sick part. I can't trust...
    TokioDoll TokioDoll 16-17, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Even though the road is still long and long, I would forging slowly because along the way, I learned the meaning of life ..
    NurSabrina1213 NurSabrina1213 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    I have learned lots from the U tube tutorials...just had to get over their use of high priced cosmetics. The styles and techniques are useful even with common drug store make-ups.
    KayNealah KayNealah 61-65, T 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Crayon may not be your kid’s best friend-----------If you are happy that your child is just two plus and is able to join the dots with a crayon or if you are the one who lets him...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I know this is a pretty long winded story, but I want to explain in detail my situation. My name is Eric, and I'm originally from Illinois (I grew up in a small town an hour west...
    EDK86 EDK86 26-30, M Mar 16

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    I am learning ASL and I actually really enjoy it. My teacher loves me too, which is a big plus.
    KOOLKAT446 KOOLKAT446 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    I believe Females need to learn their place, if you're going to make a statement like that just remember it can easily be said Vice Versa.
    FoxtrotFalcon FoxtrotFalcon 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    after all that I have been through, I think ive finally learnt to accept someone who loves me. within a week of being with him he jokingly praopsed to me, said have this harribo...
    Ffirebrand Ffirebrand 26-30, F 6 mins ago

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    Ba, I'm sorry. Sorry for everything. Ever since you got full custody of me at the age of 12, I've been giving you such a hard time. I was close to you before all that. I was "daddy...
    SleepyRose22 SleepyRose22 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's EASY to complain about everything that isn't perfect in our lives but those are just habits. Negative habits. I want to practice staying in gratitude because without gratitude...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    So I get an email from my cousin that's stationed in South Korea who tells me he bought me a plane ticket to go out there in November... :| this will definitely be an experience...
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    5o Things You May Want To Know About Me.... Or Maybe Not...If Not...Why Are You Still Reading This? Anyway, Here Are Things You May/May Not Care To Know.... About Me. 1. as you...
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 15

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    Someone ask me about my scarf, so... Chile, since the 70 Is on times of changes, very hard changes, on the last years the youth (my generation) has Been fighting for a better...
    Mysorrow Mysorrow 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    Ropetail - In my dream last night I had a tail that looked like it was made out of rope and it had several discs attached to the end of it. The tail always grew back even if I...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 6

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    Dad... I love you, but I can't trust you as much as I did before. And here are my reasons why: You made so many promises you could not keep. When I was young and afraid of my...
    biggerbro biggerbro 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    1. I speak three languages, Lithuanian, Russian and English 2. I would move back to Lithuania in a heartbeat from the US 3. I am a traditionalist that believes the man should...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    12 Truths About Defensive Behavior - BY LINDA CARROLL Here are 12 truths about defensiveness — what it is and why it happens — that can help us better understand this self...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F Mar 5

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