Okay, I found a new love and that love is Scott Cole (he’s really hot for his age – over 50). At a recent stop to my local library I found Discover Tai Chi in the Fitness section of the library. Scott has quite a few tai chi DVDs on the market but this is my first tai chi experience with him.
My dablings in tai chi are minimal. A few workouts that I own use it as a cool down at the end of a workout. I always felt the calming effects and thought it might be enjoyable so one day I tried a different tai chi DVD from the library about a year ago. I gave up quickly when I just could not follow along with the guy leading it. I did not have any problems following along with Scott at all. Scott’s demeanor is very soft, calm and gentle.
This tai chi DVD has Five different 10 minute segments: Balance; Strength; Mobility; Flexibility; and Stress Reduction. I would say the first three segments (Balance, Strength and Mobility) focus the most on tai chi whereas Flexibility and Stress Reduction have a little yoga thrown in as well. The Stress Reduction portion uses a chair.
In some of the segments you will hear Scott talk about qigong and how it relates and differs from tai chi. I have only dabbled in quigong but would like to learn more about this in the future as well.
This DVD contains bonus segments including a short position review tutorial which may be helpful if you have no prior experience with tai chi. I didn’t view this tutorial until after I completed the entire DVD.
Someone that likes yoga may like tai chi or on the opposite end someone that doesn’t like yoga may prefer tai chi because of its constant movement. One thing that I like about tai chi that I also like about yoga is that it takes away my anxiety and calms me.
On another note: Be sure to visit the bonus section of this DVD to watch Scott practice tai chi shirtless. You won’t be disappointed.
I almost didn’t pick this DVD up at the library and I’m really glad I did. I found it very calming and peaceful and hope to try a few more of Scott’s tai chi DVDs in the future.
Four out of Five Stars.