I can see how a “walking meditation” can be beneficial. But I still fail to see the point of fighting the invisible samurais in a slow motion (Thai chi). It reminds me of what Doug has recently said when discussing health:
Well, honestly, I think the real take-home message here is not to worry yourself so much about food. Eat a balanced diet, relatively low meat consumption, make sure to thoroughly wash and cook food, do not cross-contaminate, etc., don’t smoke, don’t drink to excess ... that’s really about 99% of what you need to know.
People end up obsessing about the other 1%, but it’s really not worth the time and effort.
Again, outdoor activities are certainly very important. I just don’t see why you should get any healthier if instead of walking in the park you will stay still on one foot with your eyes closed and your hands pointing to the sky. I don’t think there is any harm in it, but I am very skeptical about any additional effects this might have on your mental or physical health.