Taiji Day 145: Switching Order

Hey, what do you know??

Today, I did my three forms in reverse order — eight pieces of silk, the form, and five golden coins.  Awesome. I was sweating and getting a ‘serious’ workout for once, as my body adjusted to the fact that things were being done the ‘wrong way around’.  I wasn’t putting out any more effort to do the movements than usual, and I wasn’t doing them any more forcefully than usual… just doing them at the normal pace, in the normal energetic flow, aware of the energy cascading through me… but a little bit backwards (and doing each set ‘frontways’… not even reversing order within each procedure.  And the result?

An almost completely different workout.  I love that.

 

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