I happened to get up very early this morning and I try to do the work as soon as I get up when I’m away from home. The day may well get busy, or there may be interruptions, and I don’t want to miss my chance.
I did the two qi gong forms, as I usually do, and then I glanced at the clock.
5:10 A.M. Oh wow, it’s early. I must have started qi gong before four in the morning.
Move on to the tai chi form. It goes reasonably smoothly, no particularly rough bits or stumbles. I go into the last sixth of the set facing in the wrong direction, though, and have to readjust. Even so, I’m faxing the clock rather than the east when I push my hands down into Full Close.
I think I went a little faster than I’d like. So I did it again. No stumbles this time. Facing the right direction. And slow.
Not as slow as I’d like, but ok. I’ll take it.
Apparently I’ve discovered my bare minimum performance for a tai chi routine.