Crazy People in the Rain

Tai Chi in the rain today… I must admit I kind of felt like a badass. The rest of the park was totally empty, it was just me and another student practicing it was amazing. Its been so long since I have been in the rain and had forgotten how rejuvenating it was. The only thing missing was a Chinese flute player playing in the background.

First day back during the week practice. Must say I am ready to get back at it and work hard for a couple weeks. I didn’t get a chance to sit down and figure out my weekly schedule, but I have one roughly setup in my head that I am going to try out.

After that full week of forced rest, it ended in what’s was starting to be a deep depression. It had been so long since I had taken a break that I forgot about what happens when I haven’t practiced for a couple days… depression.

It’s bizzare, but I can clearly tie it to my Tai chi practice so I guess I’ll just have to keep practicing :).

Saturdays Practice:

  • 1.5 hours of dynamic Qigong
  • 1.5 hours Beginning Form (24)
  • 2 hours of Push hands

Sundays Practice:

  • 1.5 hours Hunyuan Qigong
  • 1.5 hours Beginning Form (24)

Today’s practice:
lots of discussion about different mental intentions we could have when practicing. Mostly stuff we were each told in private lessons and sharing the critiques so that we can all have as much info as we can.

In class I was asked to lead, I completely blanked. I have been studying the warmup routine, but it has been a while since I have practiced the full 1.5 hour qigong routine. I know what I will be working on this week.

  • 24 form x2
  • 30 min qigong practice
  • 83 (as much as we know) x1
  • 1.5 hours dynamic qigong
  • .5 hour train surfing (its really kind of ridiculous how easy it is at this point…But….sometimes I do lose focus
  • 6 sets on the hour of 30 squats

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