I’m a 52 year old male, and have been studying one martial art or another since I was stationed in Korea - Tang Soo Do, Kempo, and now I’ve been doing yoga and tai chi for the past 15 years or so. I’m lucky to have a great yoga community, and a taichi master close by.
I’ve considered myself to be a Taoist for the past 20 (?) years. Initially i was heavy into reading about the philosophy for the first few years, but eventually I put the books aside and just tried to live by the Way as best I could. I’ve been incredibly blessed - I’m not exactly sure how I got so lucky (though there have definitely been some tough times too).
I’m also not exactly sure why yet but 2017 has been a big year of change for me - Things that once were hard all of a sudden are easy - like I tried for years to give up alcohol, and then this year done, like flipping a switch I was able to cut it out of my life (cravings still there, but willpower x10).
For now I’m chalking it up to a new found sense of mortality that we humans often feel with age. Studying for the final exam or something.
That’s also why I’m here - I’ve been feeling the urge to bone up on the spiritual and energetic aspects of yoga, taichi, chigung- and I have questions. I’ve already found some great threads - seems like a great community.
Thanks for reading,