It’s taken me over 25 years but I finally achieved my goal of practising Tai Chi in China.
Sue and I just came back from a business trip to Qingdao where we ran a three day workshop on Appreciative Inquiry for an international school. Part of the workshop included my Tai Chi energisers and I was pleased with the reaction as everybody seemed to listen closely, practice the skills and haved a good time.
It was a short stay, 5 days, and I was super busy day and night but managed to practice my stance work in the hotel room while there.
But it was only on the day we were due to fly home that I made the time to get up early and go to the beach which was a ten minute walk from the hotel. There were a few people on the beach and I found a quiet spot, next to a tall steel lighting structure which cast an ideal shadow to protect me from the 30 degree sun.
I faced the sea and performed my Tai Chi form and some Chi Kung which took about 70 minutes and it felt great.
One day I will go back to Qingdao and not just because it’s a great city to visit or that we were made to feel very welcomed by our Chinese hosts.
I will also go back because some of my Chi is still there.