I train six days a week and I usually find many ideas appear during, and after most sessions.
As I work on specific areas I still gain insights and a better understanding of the skills I’m working on.
Because of my basketball coaching background and experience as a Tai Chi teacher I’m constantly analysing and reviewing skills. And also thinking of how can I teach this skill so a beginner can understand.
Sometimes I’d be practicing the Tai Chi form and an incoming idea pops into my head and I’m tempted to dash off and write it down. But I always wait until I finish practice before I note things down.
It’s not only thinking about skills that triggers ideas. I also tap into feelings while practicing which often produces ideas.
For example, the other day while practicing the spear, I felt my my tan tien initiate a movement rather than the muscles in my arms and shoulders. So that’s what I wrote about.
Occasionally the incoming idea is an old one but that is okay because it reinforces something I’ve forgotten.
Reading articles and books, watching vidoes on YouTube also sparks ideas so I rarely run out of ideas to write about Tai Chi.
And after all these yeares in learning and teaching Tai Chi it still is exciting when incoming ideas appear.
Tap. Tap. Tap.
Oh, excuse me. There’s another incoming idea knocking on the door.
I better go and open the door and let it in.