Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Fall every day (so to speak) so you never fall


Fall every day so you never fall video of "Tai Chi Forward Lean Posture & Movement"





Don't take this picture the wrong way, if you check the video you will learn how to do the "forward lean posture & movement"...we won't ask you to be swept off your feet. The point is you need to put yourself in a position of almost falling on a daily basis...the more you tilt your torso the better. I repeat: "...you need to put yourself in a position of almost falling on a daily basis...the more you tilt your torso the better..." A Youtube comment on this video link, "It seems like over extension.. off balance" is one of the comments. Yet there is a beautiful life-saving irony to "..overextending...off balancing..." oneself on a daily basis. This is in light of the fact that falling down is killing more and more people each year. JAMA: "Mortality From Falls Among US Adults Aged 75 Years or Older, 2000-2016...(has doubled)" According to a June 4, NY Times article by Katie Hafner, the implication is that "... you need to put yourself in a position of almost falling on a daily basis...the more you tilt your torso the better...".  According to the article, this daily training in Tai Chi "trains the body to remain stable when put in an off-kilter position"
“When you fall, your body has not figured out how to stay posturally stable, and Tai Chi helps with that,” said a geriatrician.


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