The New Year has begun and so I embark on another new adventure – Taoist Tai Chi classes. I have only been to one class, so I can't really tell you what I think of it right now, but I am intrigued with the beauty of the Tai Chi movements and hope to find a relaxing form of exercise in these classes. I'll keep you posted.
During our instruction last week the teacher stopped and asked us how we were feeling and if we were comfortable doing the movements. We all agreed that we were quite comfortable, but one lady said that her joints were popping during some moves. The instructor quizzed her on what was popping and if she was in pain.
"No, no pain" the lady answered, "but my shoulder, hip and knees are popping."
The teacher went on to explore this strange phenomenon and once she determined that the lady was doing the movements correctly and was not hurting herself, looked around to see if anyone else in the class had anything else to say before she resumed the class.
In a joking manner I said that perhaps the lady shouldn't eat Rice Crispies before attending class because Snap, Crackle and Pop might be getting carried away. Tee Hee! The classmate didn't crack a smile, look at me in a puzzled manner and said quite seriously "I didn't eat Rice Crispies this morning."
Snap, Crackle, Pop, it went right over her head. Sigh! I thought it was funny. How about you?