From readers: My tai chi experience
Editor's note: Taijiquan was added to UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list on Thursday. Known as tai chi, taijiquan is a traditional Chinese martial art which has become a popular form of exercise at home and abroad. Readers share their experiences about tai chi here.
The first time I ever saw someone doing tai chi in my life (for real, not just on TV) was at a park. It was so early in the morning there was dew on the grass. I was very far from this building, with no one else around, and in the center of the entrance area there were people dressed all in black doing tai chi. I watched and thought "that looks like it feels good ", and from then on I always wanted to try it, though it wasn't until a few years later a good opportunity arose, and I have been doing it ever since. That image is stuck in my mind. It did feel really neat to do it in China - where it comes from! I definitely made sure to do it well, pay attention and savor the experience.