Tai Chi Y3D108: Late in the day

I didn’t get to tai chi until this afternoon. But, I was able to do two sets of ten push-ups today, rather than just ten.  And both the tai chi form and the two qi gong forms were done with proper attention to speed and breathwork. I feel great for having done this work well, although I didn’t do them early enough in the day.

One of the things I’m very much aware of these days is my legs, and in particular my knee.  I’ve been doing a lot of driving lately; since I have a stick-shift/manual transmission vehicle, this puts a lot of extra stress on my left knee, which is the one which has been hurting during tai chi these days.  The last couple of days, though, I’ve been in one place. And the result has been that my knee has been fine.  I was worried that the cause of the knee pain was my tai chi practice. Instead, it looks like the cause of my knee pain is my driving. And that’s challenging in other ways. No solution has yet emerged to this problem, but I’m aware of it.  So far, the solution has been to drive shorter jaunts, and take more of a rest between stretches of highway.

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