People are either in the yoga or tai chi camp, but not both.
In Embra I taught myself yoga but I neither understood nor enjoyed it. But I was sure it was better than tai chi, which was for fairies and space cadets.
In Glasgow I became a tai chi fan, and looked down my nose at self punishing yoga types.
On moving to NSC I drifted out of tai chi and back into yoga classes, and stayed there happily for years.
Last night I thought I'd see how much I could remember of the tai chi form. I got stuck at several points, and had to use a book to remind me, but I finished it over about an hour. I thought today my legs might be knackered, but in fact there's a spring in my step. It's very strengthening. I followed that up with some yoga this morning. Maybe they can co-exist after all in the same person. Maybe they can balance each other up.