shenzhou 9

shenzhou 9

Liu Yang practices Kung Fu in space

6d ago
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Tuesday was the second night shift for China's first-ever female astronaut Liu Yang. After finishing her work, she performed some Chinese Kung Fu, bringing her and the ground staff a few minutes of entertainment and relaxation. After finishing her routine tasks and communicating with the control center, Liu Yang strapped down her feet and began warm-up exercises. She then performed some Tai Chi, a kind of traditional Chinese shadow boxing. Tai chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery