Common misconceptions

Beginners seldom express wardoff internally.
Most students manifest the physical shape of wardoff without the internal energetic quality that makes it a jing.

Common misconceptions:

stiff block
- fundamental error in perception

- yielding is paramount. Without it, there is no tai chi
- strength vs strength is not tai chi

tension used rather than connection/groundpath
- beginners-level error

rigid legs, only turning hips
- external attitude
- stance too low

not using bow stance
- posture lacks 5 bows

use of arms and shoulders
- unite upper & lower timing sequence lacking
- wardoff is not being produced by spiralling & rippling
- power must rise up from the ground

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