It takes heart, too. Time is secondary, even if “time is of the essence.” People talk about how great tai chi is for the body and mind, and it is easy to do. While the actual moves themselves are usually simple enough to do, finding the time and motivation to do tai chi often doesn’t come easily to many new practitioners. Why this is has interested me for a long time and I must say I have not come up with a solid explanation. Why wouldn’t we do something that we know is good for us and is easy to do? There is probably a reason for every person who has attended a tai chi class.