Tai chi outside, and standing in a place where I had long views across a lawn to the east, and down a street to the north. And let me just say, doing squats with a distant vanishing point of perspective is… interesting, powerful and cool. The last couple of days of my practice has been bare-minimum stuff, hardly any movement that was unnecessary, and certainly no effort to move slowly or deliberately. It’s a habit I got back to today, after a couple of days of just barely punching the ticket. But wow.
Why did I go to bare-minimum practice for a couple of days? I’m presently in recovery from my annual retreat/celebration on a mountaintop in upstate New York, where for a few days I gather with friends and acquaintances to tell stories, sing, dance, drum (though I don’t do much drumming) and eat wonderful food. It’s always a fantastic time, and there’s always amazing stuff going on.
It also leaves me wiped for a day or two afterwards. I seem to be mostly back to normal today. This is good. I have a full schedule for the rest of the week!