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.
I did. At the Alvin Ailey Dance Company School.
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.