Achieve Balance and Relaxation with T’ai Chi
A few years after I started T’ai Chi, I began to feel disillusioned and so frustrated that I continued attending classes but stopped practising at home. It had started off well, and I had been full of hope because of feelings of internal change earlier on. However, I now felt like I was making no progress despite practising regularly.
Eventually I accepted that passively repeating the form would not bring about the changes I expected. Mental effort was also required in conjunction with physical effort. My form really changed after this realisation... for the better! I still remember my teacher’s surprise: “Paul, now you are doing T’ai Chi!”