Yikes…falling behind and struggling to maintain a consistent regimine

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    Well I have tried to keep up, but I have fallen behind on this course. I’m still on week 3/4 on account of trying to juggle this and getting ready for vacation and classes at college. I am usually very good at keeping up, but I’m simply having to move slower on the material because of time constraints. Now the class is almost over, and I am concerned I’m not getting the full benefit that I could from this. I might be right or wrong, but some advice would be appreciated.

    As for the material, some of it I am already familiar with such as the full breath and some of the dragon and tiger movements, as well as alignment information. Other things are new, but seem easy enough such as circling hands. Again, it’s a real mixed bag for me, I am still a beginner in terms of Taoist practice, but I’m not unexperienced. I’m also studying under another instructor who has taught me practices that I am trying to balance out and include in a regimen that could become a life long practice. Any advice as to what could be helpful to create a solid practice between the 5 keys, yoga breathing, meditation, and some qi kung I have learned from the white tiger martial lineage would be helpful. I feel like I have a case of information overload going on, I need to narrow all this down into a regimen that I can maintain on a daily basis that will get me consistent and continuous forward moving results. One sure way of killing enthusiasm for me personally at least is not seeing forward momentum and improvement on a regular basis.

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    Sounds like you have a full plate. Don’t panic. You have up to a year to complete this course and you can download the goods for keeps. Skim through the programme in the 10 weeks and, at the end, go back to the beginning and work through at your own pace.

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    thanks Paul, I didn’t know I have a year, that makes this much easier. I thought it ended at the close of the 10 weeks. I hope to focus more in on my training once my art class and this convention I’m going to are done, then it will be a lot less to worry about.

    Despite everything, I still meditate almost every day, I might miss a day once in a while, but I try not to. I do that at the minimum, from what I know of the past from Tai Chi and other training, it’s actually the meditation that allows you access to chi most directly without the mind in the way.

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    Mike, I have experienced the same feeling about needing more time with all the Energy Arts programs. I have been working with this course for about 4 months and am currently studying Week 6. So my pace is about 3 to 4 weeks for every week of this course. It is relaxing to study this fine program at a leisurely pace.

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