Today was my Tai Chi lesson, and I started to call Sensei Tetsu and postpone it. I knew when I got up that this was going to be one of those days when my balance was not going to be very good. I decided to go anyway, just to see what I could do on a day like today.
Well, let’s just say, it was obvious almost immediately that there were going to be some parts of the form that were just not going to be done very well. But we worked the whole half hour, with only a quick water break. That’s better than I’ve done before. I didn’t need to stop after 15 minutes for a walk around break, so my stamina is improving, at least. We also got straight through the whole form at the end of the lesson, and that’s the first time I’ve done that. So even though I was stumbling some, and having trouble with some spots that hadn’t been bothering me before, I’m still pleased with my workout.
What I like the most about Tai Chi is that I’m so relaxed when I get through. I would recommend it to anyone who needs to deal with stress, or is limited in the kinds of exercise they are able to do.