Happy New Year, everyone! We are rushing toward the launch of 2015, and it’s that time of year when people make resolutions. Well, some people, anyway. I have never been much for resolutions based on the changing of the calendar year, but I do like to consider things from a cyclical perspective.
My life has become somewhat unbalanced lately, skewing toward work as my primary focus. This was predicted by an astrological reading I had 5 years ago, so I’m not really surprised or dismayed. The last several years have led toward the achievement of some goals I had set for myself, and I’m very proud of my accomplishments. I feel that my work cycle has reached full yang, I’m in my groove, and now it’s time to take a step back and readjust my priorities for better balance. I have moved too far away from my taiji practice, and I am committing to a reversal. I’m not doing this for physical fitness reasons. My definition of “fit” is inclusive of many things. Taiji provides me with a way to ground, center, and reconnect with my physical body. It gives me a community of taiji practitioners who have been with me for over 20 years now, and we have all grown together using this art as the glue that keeps us connected. Taiji is so much more than a martial art for me – and I need to bring it back into my life in a more substantial way.
What makes you “fit”? Whatever it is, do more of it!
Join us for our traditional open practice on New Year’s Day, on Coronado Island, at the north end of Ocean Avenue in the park, at 9am. We’ll flow the laojia yilu 3 times, then do the rest of the empty hand and weapons forms. Everyone is welcome! Come at 8:30 if you want to walk to the ocean before practice.