Hello Louis, Fred, Jerry, esteemed members,
I appreciate the feedback, it is nice to compare notes.
Great observations Louis. You describe very well the same things I felt during the exercise, but could not really pinpoint and articulate as you just did.
The coordination was the most difficult in cloud hands, for myself.
It was confusing, I kept losing the movement...
Concentration is also a very good point, the slower we move the more concentration we need, for we are considering the movement in greater detail as you said....it is hard to concentrate fully on everything at once...I think they say the human mind can balance seven things at once...I am not executing enough automatically yet, to be able to cope with all the TEN essentials.
(( Well, that will be my excuse for it
And about its assistance in uncovering stregnth and weakness in the form...Yes, indeed~Every weakness is groaning and moaning this morning.
And I have stiffness here and there and everywhere, so I was interrupted and touching down prematurely all over the place.
All in all, it is a good challenge for body and mind, at the least.
I had an observation this morning that I found a way to articulate...
The feeling of song is like being a coat on a hanger, hanging from the nape,,,I feel my upper body drape, as though a marionette, light on my feet, like the skateboarder picture Kalamondin posted a while back.
Sometimes I feel heavy on my feet, like a tree well rooted.
I find actually, I alternate between these sensatons...
What is the difference? Which is the correct sensation for being song...or rather, which would you say is closer to the song you know?
I am very grateful for the gift of fluid movement and comfortable stance that TaiChi has bestowed upon me.....I've never felt so comfortable in my body and its movement.
I must look up that sonata of Mozarts....and I was playing Beethoven on Mozarts Birthday~
That was a great analogy Fred, very effective.
[This message has been edited by Pamela (edited 02-01-2006).]