Moving On

After pulling out my Tai Chi DVD and working through the postures for several days, I’ve decided to move on.  Problem is, I don’t remember the instruction that went with the movements.  Thanks to ECT, that part of my memory is gone.  What I do remember about my Tai Chi class was that there was a lot to remember when doing the postures—stance, flow, follow-through, breathing, visualization.  And that’s just the stuff I remember about the stuff I’ve forgotten.

The demonstrator on the DVD (the director of the school I attended) moves through the postures quickly and turns her back to the camera for a long stretch.  So, not only can I not remember what to do, I can’t even see what to do.

I gave it a shot.  I think I’ll do Zumba instead.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. littlesundog
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 09:04:21

    For years I followed various fitness programs, but they just didn’t fit. I think I stayed too long at some of them, hoping for something to change – that someday I would love doing the motions. Jogging back in the 80’s was about the only “high” I ever got from routine exercise. Back then we didn’t have foot-friendly athletic shoes like we do now, nor did we know not to run on hard asphalt and cement. Now I have these wonderful, aching knees, ankles and feet!

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    • Sandy Sue
      Jun 16, 2012 @ 14:40:11

      I give thanks every day that I love to be in the water. When I’m churning it up, I really feel like Xena and imagine that I scare the lifeguards to death.

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  2. Kitty
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 16:25:14

    I just LOVE Zumba! And the chick in the video has got it going on! WooHoo.

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  3. pegoleg
    Jun 18, 2012 @ 09:29:59

    I took Tai Chi at the community college a couple of years ago. I think I liked the IDEA of it; that if I were traveling and came upon a group of elderly Chinese in Shanghai (or aging hipsters in San Francisco) I could just jump into the group and look all Zen. Problem is, if you don’t practice it all the time you totally lose the moves. I can’t remember one of them, so don’t feel bad, Sandy.

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