Yeah, I could not get the fourth tai chi form right, this morning. I must have restarted four times. I did about 40 minutes of work this morning. I began with about 3 minutes each of standing postures, wu chi and second posture (I forget its Chinese name). Then Five Golden Coins, then Eight Pieces of Silk. I had a great time with the first tai chi form.
The second I had to re-start once. The room is mostly cleared of her stuff, but my own stuff is moved around enough that I got a bit disoriented. I got as far as Box Ears With Fists before I realized I was facing in the wrong direction, and that I had no idea how long I’d been going on while facing in the wrong direction.
The third form, facing west, was worse, actually. I re-started twice. Sometime around Diagonal Single Whip I realized that I’d been facing the wrong direction, and that I had no idea if I’d done the Golden Pheasants already, or if I’d skipped over them, like drawing “take a ride on the Redding Railroad” in Monopoly.
And then the fourth time. I restarted four times. Each time I got a little farther, got lost (“wait, aren’t I supposed to be facing southwest at this point), and then stopped and began again.
Terrible practice, overall.
The important thing was to try again, though. Just because I got lost in where I was and what I was supposed to be doing, didn’t mean that I wasn’t going finish my four forms.