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Practice or Knowledge first?

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Hey everyone


I have only been reading around for a couple of weeks but this forum does sound very fascinating.

It is definitely very eye opening how little knowledge I have/had in the past 6 years or so since I have started practicing Taijiquan and Qigong.


In a way I feel lucky as I have managed to experience and cultivate without being affected by too much speculations and expectations.


What is your opinion about this matter? How long one should practice first before looking into the theories? Or should we all have a basic understanding of (the energetics of) our practice?

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Good question.  One that deserves its own thread. 

For me both, but I think practice is more valuable.  I got too head heavy early in cultivation and I think expectations and too much book learning slows you down.  Often less is more and the greatest secret is getting the fundamentals down solid.

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