Today was not my best physical effort in tai chi. By my usual standards, it was bad. But not so bad that it doesn’t count.
The line between “do that again” and “good enough” is sort of a gray, fuzzy line. I don’t know that I can articulate it in words. The core is a qi gong routine that pops a few joints and generates a genuine stretch. Didn’t get that? Do it again.
The second rule is, am I facing forward in the same direction that I started? My tai chi form circles around itself and returns to the beginning. If it doesn’t, I’ve done it wrong and should try again.