Tai Chi on the Yangtze

While I must admit I didn’t get to do as much Pilates in China as I hoped, I did get to do Tai Chi every morning while we were on the boat. It was a wonderful way to wake up, especially the morning when we were cruising through the Three Gorge Dam locks. Tai Chi is very methodical–something a pilates practitioner can appreciate.

I’d never done it before and we learned beginning poses. Our instructor didn’t speak any English and we didn’t speak any Chinese, but it was clear what we were supposed to do. A 90-year-old-man took the class with me. I found him to be an inspiration.


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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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