Within the study and practice of the Wild Goose Qigong 128 Posture Form. There are two types of speed that each practitioner must be aware of while practicing the Wild Goose Qigong (Dayan Qigong). The first type of speed is passive, slow and gentle, while the second type of speed is slightly more vigorous. But irrespective of the both speeds the over-al movements must be continuous and smooth, there should be no sudden pausing or hesitation, neither should there be the same speed performed from start to finish. Being aware of the two speeds used in the performance of the Wild Goose Qigong means that each practitioner must be mindfully aware, developing their ability to concentrate and connecting the whole body.
When the practitioner concentrates on the more slower, passive actions of the Wild Goose Qigong, their actions must be as slow as they can possibly make them. Moving slower should develop an inner sense of calmness and stillness within that can help soothe the nervous system, allowing for the practitioner to relax (Song), plus it allows for each practitioner to tangibly feel and sense their own Qi moving inside themselves as they perform their Wild Goose Qigong actions, by raising, lowering, Gathering, entering, exiting etc. Moving slower also means that the body and mind work harder, as the bodyweight remains longer on one leg and the arms are held in space must more longer than usual and the form takes longer to perform.
Whereas, in the more vigorous actions of performing the Wild Goose Qigong the actions are performed must more faster, which has a greater effect on the cardiovascular system, developing more fitness and stamina and increasing more blood flow throughout the practitioners entire body. Moving more vigorously, must not be were the practitioner keeps speeding up faster and faster. There must be a sense of balance to the much more faster speed that the practitioner must reach and maintain, but should never exceed.
Knowing that there are two types of speeds to the practice of the Wild Goose Qigong, the practitioner must now become very skilful at the sudden change of tempo, moving from a slower tempo to a slightly faster pace and then to change back again to slowness without pausing, takes a great amount of concentration and control on the practitioners behalf. To many beginners practice their movements either at the same even speed, or some times they go to fast on the vigorous movements which gives the whole practice of the Wild Goose Qigong a very uneven and rough form of practice.