I woke up at 5:00 am but I lazed around in bed until 6:00: writing, meditating, and generally going over my plan for the day. Then tai chi. It was an elegant flow-through of the form this morning. There were a lot of popping joints and snapping muscles today, though — a side effect of a lot of sitting on Saturday and Sunday: at my desk, in my car, in restaurants with my parents. But the qi gong forms were excellent. So, I sat down to type the entry, and I got as far as this…
And then I realized: Wow, I only did the two qi gong forms. I didn’t do the tai chi form yet.
I guess I really am relaxed. So I just did the tai chi form, and suddenly I feel compete and awake and alert, in a way I didn’t feel fifteen minutes ago. Funny how that works. I can’t say that my tai chi form was up to par, or slow enough, or any of the things that I look for in a tai chi day. The qi gong work was great, though, and I feel energized.
But part of me is alarmed, because how did I almost forget to do my core practice. Part of me is amused, too, because my body knew that I hadn’t done it yet, and kept giving me signals that I should do it, until finally my fingers typed out the awareness for me. That’s pretty funny — and it suggests that I won’t really get away with it for long if I try to stop.