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Tai Chi time of day

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What time of day do you practice? Why?

is there any time of day you avoid? Why?

 

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The best time for tai chi is after the sunset. It is a fact that people suffering from depression have a relief in symptoms after the sunset.the reason is unknown,i think it is an energetic change between day and night.it is more energetic(qi, shen) when practicing tai chi after sunset.

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When I wake up (actually just after some tea) because I sleep before.

 

Before I go to bed, because I sleep after.

Actually since I practice at night too I compare it to a sweet shower after a sweaty day.

 

Just after eating it's not great, the reason evidently, is the digestion.

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I've been playing with practicing at various times of the day. I did the early morning and evening practice for a long time, and then off late my schedule has been such that I can't do my morning practice when I like. So I do a 12 pm practice at times, or even 2 pm, 3 pm etc. 

 

And evening sometimes 6 pm, sometimes 8 pm. Night after 10:30 (sometimes 11:30 or midnight too). I try to get two practices a day, and was looking at the energy shifts during the day. I read somewhere that practicing at noon is not a good idea. But I see that 12 am is maximum yin, 12 pm is maximum yang. So won't practicing at these times be desirable?

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I heard the same thing but... more the time pass and less I care about what has been said yesterday or 2500 years ago. Today I was thinking that parts of the DDJ are outdated (like those about politics), and I came to think that some axioms about cultivation are not that important.

Zhuang zi only wrote the 7 first chapters, Lao Zi is unknown, Yang Cheng-Fu's book isn't his... and I keep having that "cold" feeling sometimes on this forum. Maybe it's time for some cleansing.

 

Try you'll know.

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Yeah 12am is good, but 12pm can be too yang for the body. At least it was for me, so i avoided practice at noon.

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