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April 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm #128525
I was wondering if there is any suggested limit on practice or if you should do it any time you feel like or have the time? I
also do standing postures and have found that doing an abbreviated set of D&T footwork after standing feels right to me
as a finishing. While learning D&T I used that as practice time but don’t now.October 15, 2012 at 4:32 pm #132341
There’s no limit on how much to practice, other than your 70 percent. If you practice too much at any time, you may experience strain either at the time of the practice or within the next day or so you’ll feel like you did too much.
That said, Bruce always recomments keeping a steady practice amount every day (or at least 5 or 6 days a week) and gradually building that up over time. What you don’t want to do is practice just a little one day and then a lot the next or do nothing for a week and then practice intensively on the weekend.
Good practice to you!
BillMarch 8, 2016 at 10:02 pm #132342
I have just completed the dragon and tiger online course and I am doing the set in the morning and evening but would like to know if it is good to do the set just before going to bed?March 23, 2016 at 7:53 am #132343
I cannot give an official answer, but I often do qigong before bed as it helps me to wind down to fall asleep. But if it is too strenuous a practice then it will have the reverse effect. So I keep it gentle.
As I have not yet finished this course, I have not practiced this entire set before bed yet. It may have different effects on different people at different times (and also depending on where your personal energy is at).April 2, 2016 at 8:23 pm #132344
Hi Conor and Stephanie,
Stephanie, your answer may not be “official” but it is grounded in your exploration and experience, which is often the best way to answer questions like Conor’s.
I know people who only practice D&T in the morning and can’t do it at night because it is too stimulating. OIthers I know only practice in the evening before bed. The bottom line is that you can practice whenever it’s useful to you. And as Stephanie said, the intention with which you practice is important. Most people who practice before bed do it very gently and emphasize the downward motions.
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