…as I never expected I could make it to Day #15, yet here we are! So, what shall I write about today? Well, today, I would like to write about how I started practising Tai Chi Chuan and how this helped me overcome fatigue and stress.
I know, everybody says knitting is the new yoga and I suppose it is so for many knitters, but not for me any more, at least not all the time. I mean when you have to meet a deadline and be on time, you knit like a lunatic until it hurts and then write the instructions and do the maths until it hurts and so on. This is work, fun, wonderful work, but work.
I had been practising yoga at home (it isn’t that obvious, but I am a very-well trained ex-dancer, so the discipline is there) but I needed something less static, more flowing; I needed movement.
One day my 13-year-old son came from school and asked if he could attend a Tai Chi class. Well, I took him to the class and then the instructor invited me to join them. I must say here I am such a lucky mom; my teenager was so cool about it, I can’t believe my good luck!
Five weeks later, we are both hooked: every Tuesday is a better day, because it ends with a Tai Chi class! My back has never been better, my posture is almost how it used to be and I feel so much stronger and much more relaxed than before! I know knitters DO need a strong motive to make them leave their project and move and I have found mine!
How about you? Are you into exercising or practising a sport? Which one? Tell me all about it; write in the “reply” space below; and make sure you join me again tomorrow for post #16!