May 11th, 2004

Ten tenths below the surface

When I was setting up this lj, there was a pleasant blue and purple color combination called Iceberg, but when I tried to actually get it, that menu had gone away. Does anyone know what combination of settings might bring it back?

T'ai Chi

One of my goals in this lj is to write regularly about my t'ai chi practice. Partly it's the hope of something a little more interesting than all those gym stats and partly it's as an incentive to practice more regularly (though I'd better intend to practice even if I don't have time to write about it) and partly it's the hope of getting some advice/discussion/chance to give advice.

So, today's practice was a warm-up set (the one my t'ai chi teacher teacher--I need to come up with names for various warm-up sets I do) and two forms--total time, about half an hour. Left NPR on--not the best habit, but it increases the odds that I'll practice.

My focus was mostly on moving from the center/relaxing. The moving from the center part was mostly trying (and sometimes somewhat succeeding) to pay attention to my center (a little below the navel) and its connection to whatever I was moving at the time, while aiming for putting least effort into movement.

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