Each semester I am amazed that of all the classes we offer in philosophy, my philosophical meditations class is the first to fill. It might be because it is only a one-credit course, and it does not require any papers or tests. But I think it's something other than that. The word is out! Breath meditation and taijiquan are good for you, fun, reduce your stress levels, and after fifteen weeks you can do a passable taijiquan short form that makes you proud of yourself.
To say the least, it has been a stressful semester for everyone. My students tell me that their breathing and taiji has really helped them. Faculty staff and community too report the same thing. This semester I had 40 students all together in my three classes. In the great scheme of things its not much. But every little counts. Congratulations to all students! have a wonderful holiday season!