I managed to do a really slow round of tai chi today. Like, almost 45 minutes from beginning to end today. That’s nearly triple my usual speed, and it was awesome.
I have no idea how I did it. I mean, I was breathing five or six times, deeply, on every movement. So that helped. But I also don’t know how I was able to maintain that speed and process throughout the form. Usually I start that slow at the beginning, speed up toward the middle, realize I’m speeding up and manage to slow down for a few postures, and then speed up again before the end. Silly, but there you are.
And yet, I don’t know how I did it. Sometimes the really excellent work, like today, comes from nowhere and goes nowhere. It’s not repeatable, because you’re not entirely sure how it was done. Today felt like that. And we’ll see what tomorrow brings