I had my doubts verified today, via email. I told him that it hurts, no matter how gently done. He didn't respond meaningfully, just spouted that pain was where my resistance emerged, and that was very yang.
So this is how I feel now, rather deconstructed and not at all flowing with the chi. He also said water overcomes all obstacles, even rock. Jean snorted when I told her that and said, "Water overcomes a lot of things." Recall that she lost her home and clinic in New Orleans to floodwaters, and we both lost our home in Grand Chenier to Hurricane Rita. Water cost us dearly. If I emulated water right now, it wouldn't be to yield. I would be the hurricane's daughter, and wash him away.