Tai chi is becoming more mainstream, as evidenced by an unlikely addition to the auto industry: Motors.co.uk, a website dedicated to selling cars, is promoting the ancient Chinese practice to relieve stress. The site features an online video of 10 tai chi–inspired exercises that can be done sitting in the driver’s seat of a car, while it is stationary. Dean Hodgkin, a former world karate champion, demonstrates and cues the exercise series, which begins with “CARdio chill out.”
Hodgkin suggests that the exercises will help drivers beat the stress of motoring, banish the Monday-morning blues, reduce the stress of commuting, stay alert behind the wheel and avoid road rage. To see the video, go to www.motors.co.uk/cars/news/feeling-stressed-try-motors-co-uk-s-tai-chi-guide.