Zhan Zhuang

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Cultivating Energy by Learning About Yin & Yang – Zhan Zhuang Method

Master Ziji explains the principles of controlling Yin & Yang and how to cultivate energy....

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Longevity Practice & Zhan Zhuang

Master Ziji shows an 800-year-old traditional longevity practice to improve your health. Later on, because the meridians are stimulated he proceeds with Zhan Zhuang training to cultivate the internal energy....

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How Zhan Zhuang Improves Your Taiji

As recently discussed in this post, Zhan Zhuang is an important pillar in internal martial arts. But what skills does Zhan Zhuang actually bring to Taiji practitioners? We want to go into that today. Feel and recognize Yin and Yang Through the continuous practice of Zhan Zhuang, we become aware of areas of tension. Like others train for more strength, […]

The Immortal Powers of Zhan Zhuang

Master Yuan Xiu Gang leading a Zhan Zhuang class: What is Zhan Zhuang? Zhan Zhuang is one of the most important pillars in the inner martial art of Wudang. This exercise is a relaxed standing with open arms and shoulders. In Wudang, it is one of the Qi Gong exercises that everyone should do every day. Why do we stand? […]

Learning Zhan Zhuang with Grandmaster Yuan Xiu Gang

Master Yuan Xiu Gang explains Zhan Zhuang - standing Qigong practice.

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Why Qi Gong is not understood in the West

The spelling Chi Kung (Wade & Giles) is outdated and was developed as a transcription around 100 years ago in Cambridge. Today we know how Chinese people emphasize and the current romanization is called Pinyin. It is also called Tai Ji instead of Tai Chi.

Taoism and Zhan Zhuang

Zhan Zhuang is only half as exhausting when the body has many blockages that cushion the very core of inner conflicts because these blockages primarily serve that purpose. The nesting of the self, like a snail, leads to many problems at all levels and is often supported as a protective function of one’s own imagination. Zhan Zhuang is the straightening of our frame of reference and shows us the straight path to the Self, a path of rest.