I recently gave an online workshop on balance for the Tai Chi Foundation’s students and teachers. I was inspired to do this by one of my students who reported, after doing an exercise from our Eight Ways course called Walking on Thin Ice, that she had thought she had good balance, but this wasn’t true anymore. She was probably in her 50s. This led me to a little research, and I discovered that balance tends to be reasonably well-preserved until a person is in their 50s and then it starts to wane rapidly. Rapidly!