Bodies, Rest and Motion
Though I have never witnessed a Tai Chi demonstration in real life, I've always loved the scenes in films of Tai Chi practitioners all moving in synchronized and poetic slow motion -- an oddly pastoral scene for an urban setting. The setting for these scenes is usually the park of a large metropolitan city. This adds to its mystic of being not only good exercise, but also a way to decompress from stresses of big city life.
When a friend mentioned to me that she, too, has always been fascinated with this martial arts/exercise form it prompted me to try to create that scene for our Fresh City Life fans. Mearl Thompson, of the Ancient Harmony Tai Chi studio, agreed to lead our workshop -- and we're going to meet Wednesday mornings on the north lawn of the library.
I hope you'll come to one or more of these special workshop days. All are free. Check out the video below to see the Tai Chi form that Mearl will be teaching. More info and registration here.
The Central Library will close early at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 10 to prepare for the Booklovers Ball. More...