I went to drop off some cd’s tonight to friends at Belize Yacht Club and Changes in Latitudes and got a nice walk on the beach along the way. After visiting everyone I decided to take the road home because it was dark out and it is important to be smart when walking alone at night.
As I walked along the sand sidewalk, I got to thinking more about Tai Chi and how what we are learning in relation to self defense and I noticed I was standing taller. I thought about how I was still a bit green when I was showing Renita one of the moves we learned to throw someone off balance and break their arm. She did say she felt it when I was doing it and could imagine how doing that full force would really hurt someone.
I decided to do a bit of practice on the way home, so I started turning my head slowly from side to side like we do in class to see how far behind me I could see. I was also checking my shadow to see which way it was cast during different parts of my walk home.
I am glad to have moments like this and happy that learning Tai Chi with Zac is generating more awareness.