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How to “Slow Down” With Tai Chi

Do you ever feel like your mind is running a mile a minute? Between your career, love life, friends, household chores, and more, it can be hard to feel like you’re living a balanced life. Take a moment to slow down and enjoy. MY POCKET TAI CHI is an essential guide that explains how the practice can help you feel a level of contentment that you need and deserve. Find the true meaning of your life and enjoy the little things by practicing tai chi.

Your life is full. You rush from place to place and commitment to commitment, wishing for simplicity and a less hurried life. Everyone probably longs to have a life that is richer and happier, with meaningful work, well-adjusted kids, long-term friends, and a loving family and partner. These are needs that run across all humanity. But our built-up stress, our inability to rebound into a fresh and open emptiness each day, and the complexity of our lives have become enormous problems that stand in our way. Or perhaps we could say that we stand in our own way

In order to achieve the level of contentment you want, you need effective tools for becoming truly resilient. Tai chi assists in this effort in the most helpful of ways. The lightness of the moves restores resiliency to joints and muscles, the deep breathing cultivates and nourishes the chi, and the disciplined style of motion balances the yin and yang within. Sleep becomes enough. Your sense of well-being strengthens. Your feeling of harmony and balance in the world is more apparent. Your patience with others is easy. No one is in your way. Your life is not unmanageable. Your stress melts into rest. The life fountain of pleasure, joyful simplicity, and rich meaning is yours to draw from because you’re refilling it each day. Only an ancient form of movement could give so much.

The goal of a rewarding life is the same for everyone, even if the details differ. The reason these exercises have endured for thousands of years is because they deliver. They delivered then, and they deliver now. If anything, after having been honed by time, they deliver better now than ever before.

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Excerpted from My Pocket Tai Chi by Adams Media. Copyright © 2018 Adams Media, a division of Simon and Schuster. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

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