The last four or five days I’ve really been nailing my tai chi practice. I never do tai chi for very long, really, even when you add in the two qi gong forms. But the last four or five days, I’ve been able to make myself sweat every time. This is good. Sweat indicates the movement of chi, or qi, and indicates that the energy centers of the body are active. And so they are.
How did I get here? Well, I note that today is Day 260 of year two, so 260 + 366 = 626… or 106 days until the end of year two.
Somewhere in all that time, I learned the form. I learned to do the form daily. And I learned to do the form with increasing grace and dedication and pressure. In essence, I learned to move in such a way that my body’s personal tensions and tensegrity generated a workout. And now that workout is starting to pay off. I think. Maybe.
I think the interesting thing is, that I don’t know. I have a theory. The theory may be correct, or it may not. The work yields data, and that data may confirm or deny the theory. But I don’t know.
Tomorrow, we’ll see if things continue as they have been, or if they take a new turn. We’ll see tomorrow.