Category Archives: Thoughts

How much are Tai Chi classes? A comparison of NYC, London & Munich

If you wonder how much are Tai Chi classes, the costs can really vary a lot. There are different factors you need to consider. Like, do you live in an expensive city (New York City, anyone)? Do you buy 10 classes or do you enroll for a monthly fee? Do you book only one class per week or more, how famous is the teacher? etc.

So it’s actually hard to say a general number, but I was just curious and wanted to find out the cost of a Tai Chi class. And these were my parameters: Continue reading

The evening my body cried: NO MORE HIGH HEELS!

Last week I went to a Cello & Piano concert. I dressed up and I had just bought some new shoes with 7cm heels (app. 2.7inches). I have to admit that I haven’t worn such shoes for a couple of years. I mean, I work from home and spend a lot of time on the bike or with my kids at the playground.

But somehow I thought, I want to get into high heels again. Because I really enjoyed wearing them before I had kids! I thought this concert was the perfect moment to put on my new high heels.

And then – my body clearly told me that it wants no more high heels. This is what happened: Continue reading

How the world would change if Qi Gong was as trendy as Yoga

I have to admit: I am tired of explaining what Qi Gong is. I mean, everyone knows what Yoga is (or at least everyone has an idea). But when I say that I practice Qi Gong, many people have a BIG question mark on their face.

Then I read an article with reasons why Qi Gong will be bigger than Yoga in 16 years. And during the last weeks I fantasized about what the world would look like if Qi Gong was as trendy as Yoga. (Important: I don’t want to diss Yoga. Do Yoga if you like it! Do what makes your heart sing! For me, that’s Qi Gong and Taijiquan. And I would love to see these Chinese arts being incredibly popular.) Continue reading

Survey results: the most popular Tai Chi style

In fall 2016 I run a survey on which Tai Chi style is the most popular. I was just curious what the result would be. There are people who say that Yang style is the most popular style and 24 form the most practiced form. Well, I just wanted to really know some numbers. Continue reading