Tai Chi Y2D117: In the heat of the day

Doing tai chi a little bit after 4pm today was probably not the best idea.  But I did, and YE GODS the sweating was appalling.  I was slippery by the end of it, except maybe my palms and the soles of my feet, and massively tired — how could I not be?  Not recommended — “upon waking” really is the best time.

On the other hand, this is clearly a strategy. If one is fighting, I imagine that getting hot and sweaty at high speed is a good strategy.  My own hands were capable of grabbing and seizing, but everyone else would have had trouble doing that to me.

I can’t say that my practice was particularly slow today, but it was definitely heavier and more serious than it usually is.  Ok. time for food, and maybe sleep immediately after.

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