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Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.… 
29th-Aug-2009 01:03 pm
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Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi


The retreat house is a former 19C nunnery and just right for Tai Chi. The lungs are even better today, I didn't cough once throughout the whole of this morning's sessions. Not even when we began practicing the Staff Form in Earnest the grounds.

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Comments 
29th-Aug-2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
It looks great! Glad to hear it's doing good things for your lungs.

(I love the woman with the shopping bag in the last one - she looks like she got a bit lost and is now very confused...)
29th-Aug-2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
I was thinking just that! Well, both just thats, really!
29th-Aug-2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
I PWN UR BRAIN (and I know that's an odd mix of gamer and lolcat...).
29th-Aug-2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
I'm having fun and getting back to the stage where the Form is so automatic, I can do it with eyes closed. This can only be good news for the lungs which benefit from daily practice.
29th-Aug-2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
It always does good things to the lungs. When I practice everyday, the lungs are very well behaved.

The lady with the bag is confused - a lot. She finds working outside difficult as the ground is so uneven and the weather has been windy and changeable.
29th-Aug-2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
She finds working outside difficult as the ground is so uneven and the weather has been windy and changeable.

Aww, that's less fun to hear... :(
30th-Aug-2009 08:39 am (UTC)
Nahhh. It's good - all part of the experience.
29th-Aug-2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
Wow... I'm jealous. I wish there was somebody teaching good Tai Chi around here. The maxim of the last groups I was with was "vaguely flail around and we'll get it sort of right later".
29th-Aug-2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
You were jealous three years'ago if I remember correctly. You've been out in the wilds a long time.

The whole Tai-Chi Retreat is full of new things, even for those who've been doing the Form for years. The only problem is that it happens just once a year.
29th-Aug-2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
Very interesting.
29th-Aug-2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
The stick waving is very much fun,fun,fun. We learned some warm-up twirling that reminded me so much of Spike in FFL.

The whole Tai-Chi Retreat is full of new things, even for those who've been doing the Form for years.
29th-Aug-2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Wow, that looks like so much fun!!
29th-Aug-2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
The stick waving is very much fun,fun,fun. We learned some warm-up twirling that reminded me so much of Spike in FFL. The tutor took some video shots of us twirling and told me that I was twirling in the opposite direction to everyone else. No matter what I do, I can't twirl anti-clockwise.
29th-Aug-2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
My first thought was what a bad state their lawn is in - I'm doomed, aren't I.

Anyway, my second thought is that the stick waving looks fun.

My third thought is what are you doing inside taking photos instead of waving a stick?
29th-Aug-2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
The lawn is a field, full of rabbits and moles with their attendant holes.

The stick waving is very much fun,fun,fun. We learned some warm-up twirling that reminded me so much of Spike in FFL.

I took the photos yeasterday evening, after dinneras I'm not attending the evening sessions.
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