Your "Demeanor" During T'ai Chi Practice
Yesterday, I reminded students to consider their facial expression during practice. Have the sensation that you are looking at something beautiful, because you are. You are looking at the beauty that is you, performing this beautiful practice, focused in the present moment. Typically, when I remind students to perform the t'ai chi movements in an effortless and tension-free way, I'm referring to the physical body. It's good to remember to also be tension-free in our thoughts. Let go of judgmental and negative thoughts about yourself and others. Looking at those earlier pictures of myself was a reminder to be tension-free in my whole being.