Dance report, 23/05/15
Arrived late (yet luckily in time for the dance to start), and was quite scattered and impatient, with mind wandering in various issues until suddenly at Jade Maiden I snapped into the present and began to feel better. My mind wandered a little throughout the rest of the form, but I was more grounded.
Dance Report 23.5.15
Moments in GBT where I felt as if I had a sword or a dagger in my right hand.
Had a moment in Cloud Hands where I started doing something completely different before my attention snapped back to the dance.
Overall felt very lost, with a few moments of flow but it felt different more like what I feel sometimes during broomstick class.
Match report – 23 May
Started off toasty –
Warm and comfortable in the Zone
Noticed different and unique ways of performing the dance as I concentrated to follow.
Started to recognise certain movements but desperate to see the pattern.
More upright than I thought and more twisting.
Cold and needing the sun now to return to warmth.
Magda’s dance report:
Very peaceful, especially in s.3 where I felt quite dreamy. This came as a contrast from s.2 where my feet felt like they were going to cramp up but never quite did. This was followed by a feeling of strength in my legs at the start of s.3 and then came the dreamy state.
Question on Single Whip:
I’d be interested to know, at the moment of the 2nd part of Single Whip, when there’s the movement of the left hand. In general I feel a slight discomfort in my body ++ I’ve been already asked by other people about the movement. So far I’ve been moving first the left foot, after it reaches the ground I just move my left hand while turning the body and change weight-shift. Natural orientation in front.
Should the left hand and foot move at the same time? Or is it better applying “Walk like a tiger” as I do at the moment?
Foot moves and settles first. “Walk like a tiger” sounds good.
Happy trails …
Foot moves first, like a tiger. Then turning the hand to the front as the body turns finally to natural orientation during weight shift to the left foot.
We have the saying, “If in doubt, foot moves first,” which applies particularly to beginners. You sound like you’ve experimented; which order of beginning motion feels the most Tai Chi? Why? What discomfort have you been feeling, also?
Anyone wanna talk about movin’ goalposts?
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