Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lost In Translation


I hear the words.

I understand the concepts.

My tai chi instructor describes the techniques in detail. He teaches using visualization and analogies. He discusses the physics of the movements and the anatomy of the joints.

We practice and are told to feel the techniques...to understand our movement is to understand the opponent.

I practice.

Somewhere between my mind and my body....it is lost in translation.

3 comments:

SueC said...

Don't worry, I expect your subconscious brain is taking it all in - may be one day it'll let your conscious brain know what's going on! :-)

Dan said...

It's like the Tao (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tao) It can't be expressed (directly), but it can be known.

I just takes time. Understanding concepts, and physics is great (indirect expressions) and gives you a sense of the whole, but I wouldn't get too bogged down in the details. Like SueC said, your subconscious is taking it all in.

Michele said...

Sue: I can only hope! :)

Dan: Thank you for visiting my blog and sharing the helpful link. I will definitely need to do more reading on the subject.

Thanks again,
Michele