I went for my Tai Chi lesson yesterday, and I’m finally beginning to show some real improvement. My balance is a lot better, and I can go for the whole 30 minute session without a break now. We went through the whole form several times, with lots of practice on some of the transitions that I have trouble with. It really doesn’t matter what he chooses to work on, as it’s all good for me. I really like the Sensei. He seems to have an uncanny ability to gauge just how much to push me and when to back off. I guess that comes from years of teaching. All I know is he’s good at what he does.
The lessons are not cheap, because I couldn’t find a group class anywhere close enough. But then, my medicine isn’t cheap, either. I would recommend Tai Chi to anyone who needs to exercise, but is afraid of anything strenuous, because of health issues. You’ll get a good workout, but it will be at a pace that your body can slowly adapt to. Plus, it leaves you in a very relaxed state of mind and body.
I also got my flu shot yesterday, too, at my Neurologist’s recommendation. I took two Tylenol when we got in the car afterwards, and I haven’t had any problems from it at all.
So, I’m continuing to work toward strengthening my body, taking care of myself, and getting back to as normal a routine as I possibly can. I’m house cleaning more, which is good exercise in itself, walking more, and generally feeling like my old self. I thank God every day for giving me that day of normalcy, and I no longer take anything for granted. I pray that I can continue to stay in this attitude of gratitude.