Despite being sick all afternoon on Thursday, and weak-kneed all day Friday, I managed not to let the tai chi program lapse. I did it yesterday, trembling at the knees and elbows, and managed to get through the form. I had to start it twice before I got on task, and really did it. At that, my effort really sucked.
Today was better. I was centered in my practice, even if I wasn’t very slow, or breathing quite right. My movements were solid, stiff where they should have been stiff, and fluid where fluidity was desirable. It feels good to know that I didn’t let the practice drop.
I’m now in the last twenty days of my first hundred days. I’ve been thinking about what do do for my second hundred days, what sort of modifications I should make to my practice. This time around, I merely committed to doing tai chi every day. Next time, I’m thinking I should commit to a certain amount of time each day, 20 minutes or a half-hour. Anyone have any recommendations?