47 min of tai chi and 13 min of AT. A good, mindful practice morning.
I mentioned jailhouse tai chi yesterday. I don’t know how many teachers in different forms know it, but it seems to me it can be done in any form that I have been exposed to. I’ll have to ask Aedh, he knows a lot more about different forms.
Jailhouse tai chi is typically said to need a four foot square for the whole form, a 4 ft by 4 ft area, and I can do that. Ben Lo in 1978 was demonstrating some of it on the top of a picnic table at the La Honda retreat, and I commented that this was NOT 4 ft across! One of his students said, “Ben could do it in a telephone booth.”
It is done with small steps and lots of back peddling and stepping in place. Not too hard a concept to understand, more difficult to put into practice! It sure does help to be able to see it done and have some instruction!