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    yes, exactly!

    Thank you taai, very well said!

    Regarding other stretching, in watching the yoga class before ours to clear out of our room, it is obvious that he has his students put their mind in their bodies...
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    some fine words there

    Well said Scott.....



    Hmmmmmm...ummmm ......... well, ok.... can I suggest very humbly that it mite be enlightening also - to scientifically study how many old folks will take tai chi that...
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    attachments...

    Thank you for your kind words Gene!

    It's odd where one finds attachments that you have to let go, ain't it????

    If it "stokes" my adrenaline flow.... I gotta let it go....

    full disclosure: ...
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    inferred

    Thanks for that... you may have inferred that our experience with the "medical industry" over this issue has not been pleasant over the years; and right now this red hot minute today it has been...
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    amen brother

    Thank you Scott; we will find a way to get it all done; and in a year we will look back and feel like it was a good one I know...... two years from now it will be like it never happened....

    And...
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    ok

    Don't take this wrong taai - I know you put a whole lot of effort into writing it - but I'm not gonna read it.....

    peace brother...

    catch you on the backside...
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    Hey Gene;

    Sorry about the threadjack!

    Got carried away again I guess...
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    the last 3 years

    Oh yes, that has been my exact attitude my whole life, including the part about my wife.

    Even tho the last 3 years nearly wiped us out, we did survive and now it's all about how can I get "it" all...
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    Coolll Scott

    I do envy you that you know.......
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    Thank you Scott for your kind words...

    It seems that is what I thought of taai's posts, but my thinking has gone off the rails.. I stand corrected, my apologies to all concerned...

    Still, after giving my time, I prefer to think it has...
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    no adrenaline left

    Hello taai....

    I don't have any adrenaline left anymore to discuss these serious issues "properly", I may never get it back.

    If you wish to delude yourself that the students you treat for pay...
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    words are minimal...

    Hello Scott;

    I don't have many words at the moment, all I can say is I felt exactly the same way you describe at your age. Enjoy it, and I hope you get to continue to enjoy it!
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    moving on

    Ah yes, I was full of life and energy in my 50's too... I look back fondly on such a happy time.... Frankly, my 50's were some of the best years of my life. I am happy to be amongst this august...
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    your time will come

    Ahhh, you youngsters.... under 60.... There will come a time..... trust me on this...
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    The glass is 1/2 full

    Mercy taai! I never said that it was better "intrinsically", I said it was more effective because it wasn't boring; so that folks folks would come and take it - that would not take other...
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    Thank you Hendrik

    It will be another day or two before I can get back on the 'puter... but I will check for myself when I do!
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    oh yes

    Exactly taai... that is the reality.....

    Except for one little thing, tai chi will attract Chinese men students and all the yoga and line dancing and etc. will not. When the western men get bored...
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    so true, so true

    Right... and still, after a rehab program ends; they quit doing any exercise at all, even tho their doc says they absolutely have to (to) live.

    They will come to tai chi class, and keep coming to...
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    Type 1 diabetes

    Hello Robert;

    My grandson is 14 with Type 1 diabetes - is skinny as a rail and eats life a horse and gets moderate exercise with the other kids.

    Any advice???
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    elderly student

    I can say for a fact that we have never had an elderly student that looks like that....
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    husbands and wives

    Yes and yes to both..... unfortunately.... as you say, these guys start out round, and they want to stay round..... except we're talking about old folks here.

    The young ones (in their '40's) -...
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    couples

    Almost always..... I have heard one say he felt like a dancing bear and quit after two weeks. Most men who stay with it for years come on their own because they wanted to. For me, this is the one...
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    Level of Instruction

    Absolutely right!

    Those old folks that will stay with a beginners course all the way thru the 24 will improve their health in many ways.... including me...

    And a few stay on after that.... I ...
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    yessssss

    Newbies in their 60's and up, all with knee problems - would be starting out with the 24 Simplified I think.... Advanced movements will come later, years later - if any of them stick with it. That...
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    sham

    mmmmmm... Robert;

    And you would be concerned about what any APA folks said why????

    They are the ones with the "real" mumbo-jumbo after all....
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