YiQuan

More On Testing Strength

The simplest exercises are done in a position with feet shoulder width apart and weight evenly distributed on both feet. This is called pingbu. On next stage, we do most exercises in a position which is called dingbabu. Now you will try to do the same shi li exercise which was described in previous chapter, but in dingbabu position. For a moment you can forget about hands movement and focus on legs and torso. Stand in dingbabu position, with weight mostly on back leg front 3, back 7 . Your...

Zhan Zhuang And Yiquan

Chi Gong Standing Meditation

The sages of ancient times used to stand on earth, supporting heaven, controlling yin and yang, breathing with essence of qi, standing alone, guarding spirit, with body being a one . This quote from Yellow Emperor's Inner Classics from about 3rd century B.C. is by many researchers seen as the earliest mention about zhan zhuang. However this method of cultivating health became really popular only in 20th century. Some exercises known as zhan zhuang used to be utilized by most of traditional...