Thursday, 14 August 2008
T'ai Chi takes a long time to learn in fact it's an ongoing process and sometimes it's not so easy to feel what one has learned. This week I came across a yoga book bought over twenty years ago, probably my first venture into body-mind training. Reading through the book again and then revisiting some of the postures what became apparent was the changes that had happened in me. T'ai Chi had trained my body and mind so exercises that had seemed bewildering were easily understood (even if some of the stretches were still beyond me). Trying postures I hadn't done for twenty years was like meeting the me of then but with all the insights and experience of now and I could see that all the T'ai Chi practice had brought clarity and calm.