After being seated at my desk most of a day preparing my taxes, I had stiffness in my lower back and hips. I wasn't surprised because I'm aware of the importance of "keeping things moving". I was surprised I'd forgotten that important lesson!
Today, in class, I reminded students to strive for continuous movement in their t'ai chi. During silent practice, I thought, the continuous movement of t'ai chi is a reminder to keep moving in our daily lives.
Someone once said, "stasis is death". Here is a definition of stasis from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
"a slowing or stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semi-fluid, as in, slowing of the current of circulating blood. Stagnation."
Most of the lessons we learn in t'ai chi are applicable in our daily lives.
Keep moving in t'ai chi and in life!