I’m coming up on a year and seven months of tai chi. It amazes me how often my entries turn into the web-equivalent of “I had a hard time getting out of bed, but I did. It’s hard to get the tai chi party started, but I did. ideally ought to slow my movements down to get a better workout…. So I slowed my movements down and got a better workout.”
It’s gotta be boring after a while.
The challenging bit is that it’s really unlikely that there will ever be anything else to say besides that. It is really hard to get up and get moving. It is really hard to get started. It’s really challenging to slow down. It’s hard to establish a good pattern of breath work. All these elements are difficult, profoundly so. But they can be done. Should everyone do them? No, probably not. But almost anyone can benefit from a deep challenge like this of some kind.