Blog entries by Xue Sheng

  1. No excuses, i was an idiot....And can't complain, because I did it to myself Did not pay attention to what I was eating for the past 2 days and I was eating things I never eat. Had breakfast 2 days in a row, of Frosted mini-wheats (basically sugar coated cereal), have not had those in many many...
  2. Recovery from aurthroscopic surgery, at least for me, is slow, but I am listening to the Doctor, for a change. Had to get into my 50s before I started that, by the way. Been able to start doing some exercises on the TotalGym and the exercise bike. And working with Taijiquan short forms. I was...
  3. And hopefully I'm not whining. Time to get serious about food, I have said on may occasions that I am returning to my almost vegetarian ways, and I have started, but then rapidly failed miserably. And when I eat meat, especially if I eat too much of it, I feel horrible. And I am realizing that...
  4. And it’s sneaky too. I was pretty much clueless about all of this, prior to the knee surgery, but apparently as osteoarthritis progresses your body slowly changes the way you stand, walk and move to avoid pain. It will naturally and automatically readjust you posture, muscle usage and...
  5. I was driving home from work, last Tuesday, and I heard the song on the radio “All This Time” by Sting and these lines in the song sent me down this route with push hands "And all this time, the river flowed Endlessly to the sea" Not sure why that started me on this path thinking about push...
  6. In my basement guan this evening, after finishing my knee exercises and the Sun taijiquan short form, I began to look around my entire basement, when I realised, the only thing older than my old Everlast kick bag in my basement..... me....and then I remembered there was one other thing older...
  7. I have been on the injured/recovery list since the first week in June due to knee surgery. During that time, I have been going a bit crazy not being able to do any taijiquan. I have been doing a lot of reading, and for some reason I have been reading mostly books and articles by Cheng Manching...
  8. I just found out this evening that Benjamin Jeng Pang Lo passes away last October. He was a highly respected student of Cheng Manching and very knowledgeable about Taijiquan [MEDIA]
  9. 1989 Tiananmen Square protests [IMG] The Tiananmen Square protests, commonly known in mainland China as the June Fourth Incident (Chinese: 六四事件, liùsì shìjiàn) or Six four, were student-led demonstrations in Beijing in mid-1989 and was the popular national movement inspired by the Beijing...
  10. Just wanted to put this out there. I have not been feeling well for a while now; occasional light flu like symptoms, fatigue, increased joint pain, and I have lost a lot of my already, age related diminishing flexibility (arthritis) ever since the whole Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever diagnosis. I...
  11. And like that... it's gone. Update Finished the Wu style competition form, apparently it was something I had to do again. I learned it from my first shifu about 25 years ago, but I had to stop training it since it seemed to bleed into every other taiji style I was learning at the time. But for...
  12. I have been reading a lot lately about Taijiquan and Taoism and I read something today that had an immediate effect on me and has made a big difference for the entire day, so far, as well. I was rereading [IMG] and at the bottom of page 26 it was talking about Lieh-Tzu (Liezi) and there was a...
  13. [IMG] 新年快乐 Xīnnián kuàilè Happy New Year 恭喜发财 Gōngxǐ fācái Happiness and prosperity
  14. and just about everything else too... Centering, with respect to your root, is important, and without it you cannot know substantial and insubstantial (more on those later). You also need to understand your own center, and where it is, to be able move freely, sense the center in others and...
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