T'ai Chi is a Chinese martial art, which is very beneficial for health, strength and focus. It is the only martial art that can be continued late in life, some have even kept up the discipline through their nineties.
Here's what Dr. Andrew Weil said about T'ai Chi in his blog today:
T'ai Chi is varied and keeps your interest. There is enough to learn that you really can keep learning for 40-60+ years. After learning the solo form you can also learn the two person form, which demonstrates how the postures would work in an actual conflict with another person. You may also learn the sword form, fan form and spear form, which are all very cool and beautiful.
This is my instructor, Julie, demonstrating one of the postures in the solo form.
Chinese New Year was February 10 this year, so our celebration was a little late, but . . . HAPPY NEW YEAR!