Performed 20 push-ups. I wish I could say that they were getting easier, but … ok, I can say it. They’re getting easier. But now I’m under more (self-imposed) pressure to do them right. I haven’t really been going down far enough to the floor, and now I really ought to. So I did them right, today. Ow.
Then the two qi gong forms. I really like these, but sometimes it feels like these are the first elements from my practice to be dropped. And yet, they’re essential. These forms, they’re the warm-up exercises for the main event.
Which is the tai chi practice. Went through the form five times. Once was a focus on breathwork, shifting to footwork 2/3s of the way through. One was focused on the outward and downward movements. The next two were ‘hard-isn’, in that I was tightening my muscular structure to push and make the splitting movements. And the last was pretty easy. Light sweat by the end.
Afterwards, I did my druidry work for the day. I’m trying to learn a new ritual format, and it’s radically different enough from the other ones I know that it’s giving me a bit of a challenge. Still, I’ll get it eventually. In other news, I really want to read the book, THE MARTIAN, simply based on seeing this comic.