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by inflammablefish
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: ideal practice time
Replies: 8
Views: 10104

ideal practice time

Let's say that in the best of all possible worlds where we have unlimited time to practice at any hour of the day, what would be the ideal time of day to practice? Morning at first waking, at night before bed, midday? Instinct tells me morning at first waking when the body is fresh and the mind isn'...
by inflammablefish
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Just a few general questions from a new student
Replies: 12
Views: 9178

well, I wouldn't say the relaxation is achieved through "exhausting tension." Our (my work's) philosophy is that a person develops through experience. When we experience something new, we take that experience and connect it to something that we have already experienced in the past and form a new sch...
by inflammablefish
Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Just a few general questions from a new student
Replies: 12
Views: 9178

Kenny, I remember when we talked a few weeks ago about my work as a vision therapist and lot of what I do is movement based work. Something that we've noticed is that a lot of people don't know that they are tensed and when you point it out and tell them to relax they can't because they've never exp...
by inflammablefish
Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: starting Neigong and others
Replies: 5
Views: 4168

Thanks everybody who's commented so far. I went to the wednesday class again tonight and it was much better this time. Plus, Laoshi said something at the end of class that amounted to the following: A class is a class is a class. Whether you are a begginer or an advanced student, there is always som...
by inflammablefish
Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: starting Neigong and others
Replies: 5
Views: 4168

starting Neigong and others

I'm a new student here at Great River (started begining of September) and had some questions about advancement. On average (which might be hard to say), how long into study do students typically start NeiGong practice? Also, I currently attend the new monday class in which we are only up to first si...