I took a ride from Long Island this morning to visit my cousins who live in Brooklyn NY. My cousins live very close to Owl's Head Park in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Since the weather was so nice today I thought it would be cool if my cousin took a video of me practicing the Yang Tai Chi 37 short form in the park. Owl's Head Park is so close to my cousin's house I thought it would be a great setting for the video so we took a short walkover. The Tai Chi form I practice is the William C.C. Chen sequence of the Cheng Man Ching Tai Chi short form. Although I have been practicing the Yang 24 competition form, William Chen's 37 posture short form and a Chen cannon fist style Tai Chi form for many years this would be the first recorded Tai Chi video of me. I thought it would be nice if I could look back on this recording and see how I have progressed. The weather was so nice today for a November day and one of the few really nice days before the cold of winter.
The quality of the Tai Chi video is pretty good considering we used my HTC Incredible phone and my cousin held it in her hand while videoing me. Even though the sun was shining today you can begin to see in the video leaves falling from the trees. This adds a cool effect to the video. Practicing Tai Chi in Brooklyn was a lot of fun, I would like to do it again. I definitely enjoy practicing Tai Chi outside. Usually, you will find me practicing Tai Chi in a local park or outside during the day on Long Island.
The soothing Tai Chi music in the background of the Tai Chi video is from the CD Relaxing Orient. The song is called Jade Forest. It is one of my favorites to accompany me when I practice Tai Chi daily.