About twenty minutes of druidry and meditation this morning (DOGD style).  This consists of lighting a stick of incense, Two tai chi forms this morning, followed by twenty-five push-ups, followed by two more tai chi forms, followed by Eight Pieces of Silk. I forgot my own advice about breathwork.  This is pretty important advice, to remember to breathe deeply before beginning.  I had pretty good structure to my form and practice, but there are a couple of places where I slipped up, notably on snake creeps down just before the golden pheasants. (If you like the sonnets you find there, the complete tai chi poem is here, less a few of the diagrams).  The essence of it is that I’m putting too much weight down on my right side, and it’s making me lean right; and it’s making the floorboards creak under my weight. This is not good.

But I don’t know.  Maybe it is. Maybe it isn’t.  I haven’t much noticed the floor creaking or not creaking.  I can feel the floorboards bend under me, though.  Maybe with time, I’ve grown more sensitive to the changes because my feet are more aware of what’s happening beneath me and around me.

I did a time check at the beginning and end of my set today. About twenty minutes.  I haven’t figured out how to really slow down my set, yet.  Argh.