Zhan Zhuang Qigong is a system with the longest tradition. This qigong is at the foundation and the roof of all qigong systems.
What is Zhan Zhuang Qigong?
Zhan Zhuang Qigong begins with static postures which serves as the foundation of the development of health, internal strength and a great sense of body-awareness. It narrows the center line of the body and tap into full body connected power. It enables practitioners to identify the most subtle physical and energetic blockages or tensions and promote increased circulation and healing through deep relaxation.
Motion in Stillness and Deep Relaxation
Zhan Zhuang cultivates a good sense of awareness that helps identify the most subtle physical and energetic blockages or tensions. The practice will show us places of deep held tensions within our bodies and using our cultivated Qi we will be able to release the knots and ties and tap into our internal power.
Increase and Maintain Health
When practicing Zhan Zhuang, naturally we first cultivate a peaceful mind. This practice teaches our bodies to relax while maintaining a degree of engagement and reach a nourishing and empowering state in which the blood flows freely. Unobstructed blood flow is one of the most important elements of the zhan zhuang gong for development and maintenance of health. With the body assuming the correct posture and relaxation, our blood circulation improves greatly and Qi can reach every part of your body and nourish it. After acquiring health, strong Qi and rooting then we expand into martial & spiritual practice.
From the outside the body appears to be still, but on the inside, all the vital organs can settle and metabolic function increases. This is why it’s called movement within non-movement. Zhan Zhuang promotes unhindered internal activity which leads to a natural adjustment of your Qi in the organs while maintaining external stillness.