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Archives for September 2019
Practicing in front of a mirror is a great way of monitoring the skill you are practicing. It allows you to see if you are performing a technique or movement correctly.
Practice standing in different positions – stand front-on as well as sideways – so you can see different angles.
I still use this mirror practice in my own training and it does make a big difference when you are training on your own.
Here is an interesting short clip from The School of Life about Wu Wei, which is a key concept within Daoism.
In Chinese “Wu Wei” means “non-doing” or “doing nothing”. But it’s not an invitation to relax or, worse, become lazy or apathetic. 🙂 Instead, it’s referring to ‘effortless action’ or the ‘serene acceptance of events’.
So if you sometimes feel you’re swimming against the tide or struggling with your workload, this clip is worth watching.
A quote on leadership that I believe in.
Raise your arms up and out in front of your body until they are parallel to the ground. Now lower your arms to the sides of your body.
Repeat this eight times.
As you slowly move your arms up and down think of the phrase ‘hardly moving’ – this will help slow your movements.
Remember the slower you go the more you will feel the Chi flow.