About 2 years ago I transitioned from Yoga to Taiji and Qigong.
The Latter was becoming quite painful and not helping my recovery. I gradually became more frustrated with myself because I was no longer able to enter, exit nor maintain even the easiest of poses. My daily Namaskar was beyond me. I am not sure what happened, but I have a pretty good idea. Anyway, that's not a subject worth dwelling on.
At first I explored Feldenkrais to try to regain some flexibility and composure. That was nearly as difficult. I kept falling flat on my face and that was just doing the floor poses.
I needed a fresh start.
Then I devoured everything by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming.
I have quite a few of his books and apps. He is really rather brilliant, but I confess to finding Yang style pretty difficult to perform with any grace. Every few days for about a year I would open one of his apps and try to get in the flow, with mixed results and some frustration. there was a period of 3 months where I put it to one side entirely. Come the autumn as the tourist season, came to the end and I found myself with more time on my hands, I came back to it again and again.
Then I stumbled across Don Fiore, as I mentioned in a previous post
Seeking for something a bit more energetic I started using Lee Holden whose routines certainly raise a sweat, but don't necessarily address body alignment.
I was looking for something in between.
I tried Shibashi, but strangely found it just didn't hold my attention enough. ( I have since revised my position on that. I will address why in another post )I have two or three apps on my iPad that deal with this style. Mostly they remain unopened.
Then Just before Christmas 2022, I stumbled upon Master Ping on Udemy.
I had been trying to devour Dr. yang's Five Animal Frolics sports Qigong, I became hooked. I realised, quite quickly, though, that I needed to find something a little more Intermediary before progressing to that style.
I am studying a whole range of subjects on that platform, so looking for something that suited my needs was a no-brainer.
I had found what I was Looking for