Cause I couldn’t have imagined it myself.

Can you guess what I did last weekend in New York City?  No. Well, I’ll tell you.

Here in my 50th year, I took my first dance class. Yes.

Alvin Ailey Dancers
Alvin Ailey Dancers

I did. At the Alvin Ailey Dance Company School.

Hip Hop.

Really, I did. 5,..6,…7,…8…,

And this is why I love tai chi (taiji).

For 90 minutes, with 40-50 people who were half my age and were more than twice as interested in the material being taught, I knew exactly where my feet were. And I knew how to move them (as long as I followed the woman in front of me and never took my eyes off her!) I felt light of upper body, and strong in my legs.  I breathed, I laughed and I had fun.

Taiji gives me courage.  Courage to try, courage to mess up, courage to keep going. When I messed up or forgot the choreography that the teacher was rushing us through, I smiled and tried again. And I learned a few moves. ( None of which I can repeat at work.)

Anyway – it was a lot of fun, and another occasion for me to appreciate the joys and benefits of my taiji practice.

Why do you practice?

til the next move, enjoy your practice.



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