Tuesday, December 4, 2007

December Practice Tips—Walking on Ice

It's that time of year again, when ice and snow become a constant presence. If you've grown up here in the northern climes, you've learned the hard way to navigate these wintery surroundings. Lo and behold, the methods that work are the same as the tai chi exercise called "Walking on Ice."
Here's how Walking on Ice works. The key is to step with a flat foot. In "normal" walking, we step heel first, and then push off from the back toe. On ice, those methods will quickly land you on your back. It helps to keep relaxed and upright, of course, and to keep the feet sensitive to the contours of the ground.
Practicing t'ai chi will help you hone your ability to walk on ice. Join us for a class!