The Benefits of Tai Chi Practice

The Benefits of Tai Chi Practice

I’ve never been a sporty person. My parents used to struggle to convince me to try and get involved in a physical activity. I am not lazy, but I’ve always directed my energies somewhere else. I liked fitness, but I didn’t consider sport as really necessary.

 

A couple of decades since then, I realized that my body needed my attention. I was starting to experience back pain and felt that my muscle tone wasn’t as good as it used to be. Also, I had to go on a diet, because I was gaining weight even if I wasn’t eating more than the usual. My metabolism was definitely slowing down.

 

By coincidence, my local community center was organizing a seminar with a Chinese instructor of Tai Chi, who had opened a gym in a town nearby. Actually, the Chinese name for “gym” is “dojo”, which literally means a place for meditation and learning. Together with a friend, we went there and were introduced to this old and famous martial art, which is about balance and harmonic movements.

 

How Tai Chi has improved my Body and Mind

I was really impressed by the presentation, so I enrolled in the basic Tai Chi course and was introduced to this practice. This was two years ago. After the first month, I’ve noticed a great improvement in my flexibility. I was starting to take conscience of my body, after a long time of physical inactivity. I’ve re-developed some muscle tone, together with strength, and energy.

 

I used to suffer from headaches, and those have completely disappeared. At the end of my working day, I don’t feel the same fatigue that I used to feel before starting to practice regularly. Also, and that is probably the most impressive part of the story, my mood has improved consistently. I feel happier and more clear-headed. As a consequence, I am more productive at work and I feel less stressed.

 

My Daily Practice

As with any other martial art, constant practice is essential to reach a good level of performance. Even if I wasn’t accustomed to any kind of regular physical activity, I have been able to include Tai Chi in my daily routine with no effort. It felt as natural as reconnecting to my inner self, which was something that I had neglected for too much time.

 

I practice half an hour in the morning, doing a complete  warm up and then the 8th form, which is a particular series of postures. In the evening, just before dinner, I have my other half hour of Tai Chi, this time with the 24 form and some standing meditation.

 

The good thing about Tai Chi is that I can even practice outside, in the local park or at the beach. As breathing is one of the fundamentals of this martial art, it’s nice to be able to breath fresh air while exercising. When I practice Tai Chi, I sometimes reach a high level of consciousness and I am able to concentrate on my body and its response to my various movements.

 

An Activity for All Ages

Tai Chi is practised by people of all ages. Because of its gentle and harmonic movements, it can be beneficial even to older bodies or for someone who suffered an illness or some kind of physical problem. Depending on the individual needs, it can be practised with more or less intensity.

 

Even if the slow movements can be seen as not very dynamic, I can tell from experience that, to be able to reach a good level of practice, one needs to learn how to convey his/her body energy to keep the movements slow, yet precise and harmonic. Repetition and concentration are the key. I’ve learned that each time I practice a form, I can improve a little bit and I can understand it a bit more.

 

Stay Healthy, Live Longer and Happier

Up to when my body started to send me incontrovertible signals that something was going wrong, I used my body as some sort of casing to carry my mind and to respond to my commands. With Tai Chi I’ve learned that the body and the mind are two parts of the same whole.

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Everything We Need to Know About Class Action Settlement

The two most likely outcomes in any class action lawsuit are either the case is dismissed or the parties reach a settlement. Even though a settlement may be worth millions, we can end up with a meager share in the end. We need to consider all the several factors involved in a class action to help our company make the right decision.

 

Here are the essential aspects of class action settlement we need to understand.

 

Class Action Comes With Expectations

Anytime we want to take up a lawsuit, we must be ready to go the long haul as the lead plaintiff. Once we have identified misconduct on the other party, we have to perform our obligations for the case to proceed. One of our duties is to seek class certification of the case.

 

To obtain certification, we have to prove harm or injuries caused by the defendant. The lawsuit must be within the laws of the state. We also have to show that a class action is the best way of resolving the claims for both the plaintiffs and the defendant.

 

The class action must have the right number of class members joining the lawsuit. An ideal number in most cases is around 21 to 40. Even though the law does not restrict the number of members, all the members joining the lawsuit must have a standard set of legal interests and facts on their claims.

 

Class Action Takes Time and Effort

As mentioned earlier, as a class representative, we have a lot of responsibilities to ensure the success of our suit. These duties require time to fulfill. We have to ensure every class member’s interest is taken care of and actively participate in the lawsuit, requiring you to understand and note the progress fully.

 

We can spend less time on the case when we file it after litigation or settling with the defendant. Before we go for the settlement, we have to ensure it measures up to the damage or impact of taking up the class action. In case of inadequate compensation, we can proceed to file an individual lawsuit and invest our time to fulfill our responsibilities.

 

In the end, the time and effort employed on these cases are always rewarded. We also get paid for the courage to challenge the atrocities of the defendant. The courts determine the amount for the compensation but are not guaranteed. We need a lawyer to ensure the courts grant us this reward.

 

Avoiding Litigation Does Not Help Our Bottom Line

There are a lot of negative perceptions that come with entering a legal battle with other businesses. The truth is that by the time we consider taking a lawsuit, we have already weighed the damage and injuries the defendant has implicated through their actions. Go ahead and take the case. It is the best shot of getting the compensation the other class members, and we deserve.

 

Small Business Need to Hire Outside Counsel

Taking up a class action by a small business is tasking. Unlike big companies with in-house counsel, small companies cannot afford such luxury. To help our chances of winning a class suit, we need outside counsel to face off with the defendant’s counsel.

 

An outside lawyer has the experience of how to file suits, collect and provide evidence, and know how to go about winning a case. The only concern is how to pick the best counsel for our case. We need a firm with a record of winning similar cases. Allowing newly established litigation firms to fight out for us is a gamble that can cost us more than what we are trying to recover.

 

Now that we know the four main aspects of a class action settlement, we realize it is a worthwhile venture. Unfortunately, not many enterprises have the time or expertise to notice the need for a class action. That is why we need a competent financial and litigation firm to investigate, lodge a claim and prosecute the case until we win our class action settlement.

 

Competent firms are experts in identifying and analyzing the possible ways we might be losing out. Once they identify the potential class action, they will guide us on what is possible and how to go about the whole filing process.

 

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