As quoted by Prot from the movie K-Pax:
Why is a soap bubble round? Because it is the most energy efficient configuration.
Isn’t this idea of finding the most energy efficient configuration similar to our own goals within taiji? I’ve been told that in taiji, we are try to align ourselves in such a way that very little muscular strength is needed to hold the posture.
At first, everything hurts. Legs are in pain, shoulders are in pain, our own minds hurt because we feel awkward and not connected. But over time, the pain usually subsides. Why? Are we using less muscular strength? Have our muscles gotten stronger?