I’ve just come back from my garden after practicing the Tai Chi form.
And I’m writing this post now before I forget the discovery I’ve made.
But before I discuss this discovery’I’ll explain my approach to practicing my Tai Chi form.
Sometimes I work on a specific theme and concentrate on that throughout the form. For example it may be on breathing, Yin Yang, weighting, knee alignment, tan tien, etc. Other days I’ll just do the form without focusing on anything particular.
Today I focused on the theme of ‘powerful connections’ which occurred to me as I commenced my first movement .
I focused on my body being totally connected in every movement and moving powerfully but in a relaxed way.
After the form I felt more invigorated than usual so it’s a theme I’ll play around with for a while to see what else I can discover.
And that’s the beauty and challenge of Tai Chi. No matter how long you have been practicing there is always something to discover and/or re-discover.
When that happens, like today, it makes all worthwhile.