The haze has really shot through the roof last night and this afternoon the PSI reading is also very high.
This leads to an interesting thought – if a Taiji style stresses a defined breathing pattern how does one train in this type of unhealthy environment? Or one simply cannot train?
But what if you are forced to use your Taiji? Will it be win one battle, lose another?
This is the type of thinking that is behind our practice of TaijiKinesis. Instead of being an obedient and loyal practitioner to a style perhaps it makes more sense to be sensible and seek to be optimal.
This is what I think based on what I used to learn – in this hazy environment practice using definable breathing pattern is simply impossible. It will just increase the intake of the particles into your lungs.
As it is, even with our barely perceptible breathing method of “no breathe in, no breathe out” it is not advisable to practice. But the minimal forcefulness of air intake in the absence of a breathing pattern at least minimizes our exposure to the unhealthy particles in the air.