We would like to share this insightful post, by one of our New York T’ai Chi apprentice teachers, Deborah Swayne:

When we practice T’ai Chi, one of our major goals is to relax, which is not so easy for many of us. We can achieve some success through effort: that is, through regular practice, during which our technique continues to improve. But we also want to put trying aside sometimes, to rest in our bodies and in our awareness, not worrying whether we’re getting it “right.” This blend of trying and not trying is discussed in this short book review:

NY Times science section book review: A Meditation on the Art of Not Trying