If you're curious when you hear about cloud hands, grasping the bird's tail, or parting the wild horse's mane, perhaps it's time you tried Tai Chi yourself.
Many people find that this low-impact, ancient Chinese exercise keeps them moving while improving their balance and fostering a calm state of mind.
Classes cost $5.50 a session and are led by a teacher from the Australian Academy of Tai Chi (WA). The groups are held on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM and you don't have to sign up for a whole term-- just ring 461 3550 to book a place.
Citiplace Community Centre is easily accessible at Perth's central train station, and also adjoins CPP Citiplace undercover car park.
(Note: If you have joint problems, back pain, fractures, severe osteoporosis, a hernia or are pregnant, please talk to your doctor before trying Tai Chi.)