Last night I went to a birthday party. Had a great time. It was nice, and of course there was birthday creme brûlée, and I had a soda. (I never have soda). This morning I woke with a terrible headache, and a sense that I was hungover.
Tai chi — eight pieces of silk, five golden coins and the form — largely cleared the cobwebs and the fog. Working the body’s joints and muscles largely cleared the crunkiness from my limbs and my mind. I feel clearer and more attuned to myself. And I appreciate that a solution to the body’s difficulties is so close at hand. Working through the forms in the sunshine definitely helped.