Yesterday’s long car trip really did a number on me, and it took a long time to work the stiffness out of me this morning. Yet I feel ten times better post-forms than I did when I first peeled my eyes open at Dawn’s crack with its rosy red fingers.
This seems to be one of the great advantages of tai chi, or yoga, or any stretching system generally. It’s easier to flip back to the normal state of stretchiness and flexibility after a tough day or two. it doesn’t make it any easier to get out of bed, at the beginning, but it keeps you from rusting into the bed.