Having started with 3 mins swinging/twisting and a minute standing, I had a really good 25 mins doing one each of my two forms this lunchtime. Despite a pre-existing splitting headache, I felt relaxed, smooth and energetic:
- loads of connection sensation between the palms
- an inkling of inner heaviness
- the occasional thought of developing forward-going power (as in Ward Off) as the front leg softens, as oppossed to as the root leg strengthens (which it does by itself).
I also worked on the Lotus Kick, and got closer to being able to feel where it was supposed to go. The first one was crap -- hands and feet nowhere near each other and uncoordinated -- so I tried about 10 more kicks. Let's see if next time the pattern is stored.
I've launched a Surrey/Hants bulletin board area on the Palmchange site. You'll see me in there as RepulsiveMonkey.
taichi (58) Mandarin (28) running (16) Surrey (15) exercise (15) naturism (15) Technology (12) philosophy (12) Health (11) swimming (11) art (9) drawing (8) nature (7) London (5) diary (5) cycling (4) mind (4) season (4) work (4) Brighton (3) modelling (3) WNBR (2) monkey (2) review (2) statistics (2) Chinese culture (1) Data (1) GTD (1) Yoga (1) dance (1) gender (1) injury (1) list (1) medicine (1) mood (1) naked (1) spa (1) travel (1)