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The connection between GTD and Tai Chi

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I have been practicing Tai Chi (or T’ai chi or Taijiquan) for a couple of years now. For me, this martial art gives me relief, a moment of meditation and it is a pool of tranquility in a hectic lifestyle. As some of you may know, Tai Chi consists of a series of movements and postures. For those interested, I practice the Yang style as thought by Cheng Man-Ch’ing. This consists of 37 postures. To quote Wikipedia on this martial art:

T’ai Chi Ch’uan is considered a soft style martial art, an art applied with as complete a relaxation or “softness” in the musculature as possible, to distinguish its theory and application from that of the hard martial art styles which use a degree of tension in the muscles.

The relation between form and principle
Today, during Tai Chi class, we talked about a couple of principles my teacher has tought from his teacher and so forth. And some of these principles really resonated to me when thinking about personal productivity, GTD and implementing “systems”. I am listening to the GTD Fast seminar on my way over so some of those principles came to mind when listening to my teacher. It all may seem really obvious and straightforward when you think of it, but I really felt something clicking in my brain about these subjects. How they connect to each other and perhaps influence one another.

I will not quote the whole discussion we had but here are some of the best ones

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