Acclaimed rock ‘n’ roll icon Lou Reed (Stroll on the Wild Facet, Good Day) was additionally a Tai Chi fanatic, training Chen fashion for the reason that Eighties. Sadly, Lou handed away in 2013 from liver most cancers, however his writings about Tai Chi, meditation and music are about to be printed by HarperCollins. The Artwork of the Straight Line: My Tai Chi, is out on March 14 through HarperOne, and incorporates a foreword from the late artist’s associate, Laurie Anderson.
For those who’d wish to get a flavour of Lou’s Tai Chi and his ideas on Tai Chi then take a look at this brief video referred to as Lou Reed – The Voice and The Apply. It’s good to see that he was into the martial aspect of Tai Chi as a lot because the efficiency aspect – there’s a pleasant clip of him pushing palms along with his trainer Ren Guang Yi, for instance. I fairly just like the “New York vibe” he delivered to the apply.