… I’m going to have to figure out if I’m going to record year four the way I did year three. I’ve not made up my mind yet, I realize. I don’t know. I’m dithering.
I’m not dithering on practice. I had a good one today: I ran through the form twice, taking about four minutes the first time. Call it agility training. Somewhere in the middle of it, I stepped on a sharp piece of cut thumbnail or big-toe nail — OW! I don’t know how it didn’t wind up in the trash, but it hurt. It felt like something cutting the sole of my foot. But the sensation didn’t last, and I didn’t fall over while trying to get it off. Balance was good.
After the first run-through, I did Five Golden Coins. I didn’t wake up feeling the best. Something I ate? Something I drank? Hard to know what it was. Either way, by the end of this qi gong routine, I felt fine. I love that. It stretched the bad qi out of my system, and helped me spring back into shape.
Then I did the tai chi form again. Was much slower and more deliberate the second time around. The form took about fifteen minutes on this second walk-through, and I was able to move through water effectively for the length of the form. The inverse-breathing? I let that go. The footwork? Some wrong bits here and there; the old footwork keeps reasserting itself.
But I’m making progress.