I mentioned the other day in a post that I found "Tai Chi breathing" exercises very helpful. These exercises are part of the health giving side of Tai Chi called Chi gong. Several of you kindly commented that you would like to understand more, and possibly try out the techniques for yourselves.
Warnings. Firstly, and most importantly, I make no claim whatsoever as to the personal benefit/improvement anyone person will gain. Secondly, although Chi Gong is a gentle exercise. I don't know you individually, and therefore have no knowledge of your individual capabilities. Therefore, as with any exercise regime it comes with its own health warning. If you are in anyway unsure of your own capabilities or limits seek medical guidance first.
Having stated those facts. I speak from personal experience, that Tai Chi-Chi Gong has helped me and has helped many others.
Due to limitations on space on these posts, I will tomorrow (if agreed with the admin staff who rightly manage and control posts like these) start by giving some background on the Chinese philosophy surrounding Tai Chi. This will be followed by three basic Tai Chi breathing exercises. If people want more -such as exercises designed to lift spirits and improve mood (see warnings above) and subject to admin agreement. I will write on these.
Hope this meets with your approval.