Tai Chi Day 78

I’ve really been falling down on the tai chi of late. And I mean that literally. I was not getting a good footing through the form today, which meant that I was falling over or leaning or struggling to keep my balance. It’s absolutely critical for the foot and ankle to be well-planted, isn’t it? Otherwise you tend to leap about and overbalance like Jackie Chan getting pounded on by some perfectly terrible goons.

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6 comments

  1. Well, of *course* it’s not just the foot and ankle. Balance comes from the center, not the feet. But it displays itself in a wobbly ankle, and so you have to figure out, what’s up with that?

    Couldn’t do that yesterday, for some reason. Couldn’t figure out why my center was so off that I was literally falling over. It looked like I was doing Drunken Master tai chi yesterday.

  2. *giggles*

    It’s not just the foot and ankle… it’s the whole connection of that foot and ankle through to your center of balance. If you feel the balance going from your center through to every part, it should be easier. 😉

  3. *giggles*

    It’s not just the foot and ankle… it’s the whole connection of that foot and ankle through to your center of balance. If you feel the balance going from your center through to every part, it should be easier. 😉

    • Well, of *course* it’s not just the foot and ankle. Balance comes from the center, not the feet. But it displays itself in a wobbly ankle, and so you have to figure out, what’s up with that?

      Couldn’t do that yesterday, for some reason. Couldn’t figure out why my center was so off that I was literally falling over. It looked like I was doing Drunken Master tai chi yesterday.

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