Until I began this diet( actually until I'd lost my 1st 60 pounds) I had trouble just walking, so much so I bought a wheelchair and gave up walking as much as possible. I'm getting around with a cane for 10-15 minutes now and am so grateful for that. But I am still doing my exercises from a chair ( unable to balance myself -major knee problem in that I can't straighten my knees out at all).
I have an exercise DVD that is also from a chair that I've been using. Then I found this DVD I had bought but never used ( kind of along the lines of a treadmill I had decades ago that decorated my bedroom LOL!).
I pulled it out this past week and started using it. Yes, peaceful, beautiful and freaking HARD! Awfully glad it's only 23 minutes long.
Now I don't mean difficult to follow, it's very simple. I mean when you are thru your arms will be burning. A good thing for me because one of my main goals is to strengthen my arms. I am a Reiki Master and I need to be able to hold my arms over clients who don't want to be touched for at least a hour. I have a BIG PICTURE INTENTION for my life and part of it has to do with Reiki & energy healing. To be physically able to do what I intend to do I will need strong arms and I will need to be able to stand, walk and be physically fit myself.
According to the DVD case these are the benefits derived from following this Tai Chi video:
1. Enhanced mind body harmony
2. Obtained coordination between breathing and movements ( not as easy as you think
3. Improved flexibility around upper body
4. Improved joint help.
5. Improved internal energy level.
6. Improved posture.
7. Reduced daily stress and hypertension
8. Reduced back pain
9. Improved cardio-respiratory system function
10. Improved muscle tone.
11. Improved serenity, emotion and attitude
12. Improved micro-circulation systems in arms and hands
I'm looking forward to all that for sure. They recommend you do it in the morning and that you use deep abdominal breathing as much as you can.
This means as you take a deep breath your abdominal muscles push out and push in as you let the breath out.I thought that would be the easy part- not so much. I really did enjoy this DVD and recommend it for morbidly obese people and for anyone that is weak or cannot stand for very long. I am happy with it for now and will visualize doing standing Tai Chi as a fit, thin woman.