Getting to know you

Fog, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn.

I left Kingsburg late Friday night, after the dinner. Some lucky people stayed overnight, but I wanted to go home so I could go to my tai chi class in the morning. I felt like a fanatic (which I suppose I am). Saturday afternoon I almost turned around and went back. But did go to a closer beach, in Hubbards, instead.

I was actually glad I went to the class. Dr. Wu was teaching one of the sections of the form I still have a problem remembering, even after three years. So I didn’t want to miss it. In class someone asked how to use the moves we were learning in the form and in push hands in our daily lives. Dr. Wu teaches tai chi as a martial art as well as body improvement. The form is about getting to know ourselves. Push hands is about relating to others. Tai chi uses the strength of relaxation rather than muscle power which actually is weaker because it is tight. So if someone comes at you with aggression and you are relaxed, they have nothing to attack. The same can be applied to arguments. If you don’t put muscle behind your speech, there is no argument. Interesting, indeed.

About leyaevelyn

About thirty years ago, I moved from New York City to rural Nova Scotia. For an artist, it is a good place to live. Spacious and quiet. Despite the beautiful scenery and frequently grey skies, my abstract paintings focus on color, its expressive qualities and how it creates form and space.
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