Where I live, it seems as if the weather basically jumped from winter to summer. Last week, temps were in the 50F range and now they’re 70F. While I do enjoy the bright sunny day, I don’t like to train when it’s too hot or humid outside. I remember last year, I went outside to the nearby park when it was like 92F! The weather was SO humid and I really didn’t want to sweat, so I did my chen form in an ultra high stance.
Yesterday, I started off the session with a bit of zhanzhung under the shade of nearby trees. I then went straight into the Chen laojia yilu set. The set felt nice, but I began to sweat a bit after beginning the second section. While sweating is not necessarily a bad thing, I’m not fond of heading back to work drenched in sweat.
After finishing the Chen set, I did a round of the Yang long form. Even to this day, I’m still amazed at how different the 2 sets feel. The Yang set felt nice, light, smooth and not much sweating. My mind was calm and I could feel the slight breeze blowing against my arm. A great way to finish the training session.