Aedh’s been telling me for years to bend at the hips, that’s one reason I do the wall squat–it requires this to be successful. For the past year or so he has been talking about as the hips go back … Continue reading
Aedh said perseverance and tenacity are two uniquely human traits, that these are what define us. We were doing a push hands drill involving folding at the hips and sinking the tailbone. He commented that this was just like in … Continue reading
Got 15 min of tai chi and 13 AT this morning. Wall squat is going well again. I have a new student who says her tai chi teacher has 5 gold medals in China’s nationwide push hands competition. I’m happy … Continue reading
23 min tai chi and 7 min of AT. Got a lovely 30 min nap with the rest of the allocated time.
47 min tai chi and 8 min of Alexander Technique this morning. Spent way too much time thinking about my new student this afternoon. Also, just can’t figure out if tongue is “lightly resting on the roof of the mouth … Continue reading
48 min tai chi and 11 AT. Still not sure where the tongue goes, but both practices were with good attention. One of my teachers says he was told everything he needed to know in the first ten minutes of … Continue reading
46 min tai chi and 11 of Alexander Technique this morning. Pushed hands, on and off, for 2 hrs yesterday, and I feel it today. He kept shaking my arms saying “Relax, relax” until they were looser–as his teacher had … Continue reading