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Tai chi in Jingshan Park, Beijing

According to Mayo Clinic, ‘Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves stretching and a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion”.

Pavilion in Jingshan Park, Beijing

Pavilion in Jingshan Park

I think the Chinese are on to a good thing here. It is widely believed that this ‘meditation in motion’ technique does wonders for alleviating stress and anxiety levels – in the young and old.

Man stretching as part of his morning Tai chi routine,

Man stretching as part of his morning Tai chi routine

If you’re ever in Beijing, you should walk through Jingshan Park early one morning, say between 6 and 7 a.m., to see locals doing this graceful exercise.

Group exercise Jingshan Park

Group exercise

If invited to do so, you can even join in.

Group Tai chi routine in Jingshan Park, Beijing

Joining the group routine. I am sure you can spot the tourist, right? LOL

There are beautiful flowers and trees.

The park

The park

Breathtaking views from Wanchna Pavilion, the highest point in the park.

Highest point in the park

Highest point in the park

And…peace…joyful, serene, no-strings-attached peace.

A moment or two away from the crowds, Jingshan Park , beijing

One local finds peace and serenity with nature and his thoughts, away from the movement and crowds.

5 thoughts on “Tai chi in Jingshan Park, Beijing

  1. Rochess

    Well based on my daily work related levels of stress – I will definitely be joining the Tai Chi in Jules park aka home.

  2. Lois

    I do find the pix so peaceful. I have a friend of Chinese origin who I would like to share this with – sadly he is not computer lit. Big up girl! Blessings!

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