I am a beginning student of Tai Chi. We are practicing barefooted. I have very poor balance barefooted.
I am an older woman, a diabetic and also have osteoarthritis. I find balancing barefooted nearly impossible. What kind of shoes are you wearing in your DVD and where may I purchase them?
Thank you for your response!
Tai chi is usually done with shoes on, a very flat bottomed smoothed sole like a tennis shoe, there are specific shoes made for tai chi.
I have always practiced and taught with either a tai chi shoe on or walking shoe like reebok/niki/new balance. I would ask the teacher if there is a specific reason why he/she is having you do it barefoot and then ask if you can wear a shoe.