My taichi instructor used to tell me during our exercises that if it hurts, than you're not doing it right.
He said, it's not supposed to hurt.
If it hurts, that means you're fighting something.
If it hurts, that means you're fighting the flow, fighting the way your body works.
He said again, I just need to go as far as my body allows. Move as my body allows.
Recently, the words came back to me like a wave. And I don't know if I had drown in realization already, or just, simply, drowning.