How come Zhan zhuang ZZ has curative effects

You can sometimes hear from some students these following remarks - I know another practitioner who started Zhan zhuang exactly in the same time than me, but later I found out that he is progressing in his training much faster than I do How can it happen - I am training ZZ in a daily basis but still I do not get any kind of curative effect, - Effects were very obvious during the first three months of ZZ practice but even I am still continuing to practice ZZ after these three starting months...

Mental deconditioning

Let's revise the basic principles of conditioning Many years ago, Pavlov referred to physical stimuli that precede biologically significant events as the First Signal System. Such stimuli allow an organism to anticipate biologically significant events and thus deal with them effectively when they occur. For example, we avoid hot stoves, and we salivate when we are hungry and see food. Pavlov called the first signal system the first signals of reality. In addition to learning anticipatory...

Further indications concerning Zhan zhuang

Before starting post standing you should have already empty your bowels, avoiding from interrupting your post standing, 2. Before post standing you should loose your tie and belt, take off your watch, open shoelaces so that all limbs feel free to move. 3. For beginner in post standing and convalescent practitioner with weaker body, during your post standing exercise you should not close your eyes. Later when you can reach during each training session at least 20 minutes of standing and feel...

Diaphragms Role in Breathing

Diaphragm Role

When the diaphragm contracts, the chest cavity enlarges, reducing the pressure inside. To equalize the pressure, air rushes into the lungs. When the diaphragm relaxes, the elasticity of the lungs and chest wall pushes air out of the lungs. Because the lungs have no skeletal muscles of their own, the work of breathing is done by the diaphragm, the muscles between the ribs intercostal muscles , the muscles in the neck, and the abdominal muscles. The diaphragm, a bell-shaped sheet of muscle that...

Zhan Zhuang applied as medical treatment

Although trees do not move, they keep on growing endlessly, cumulating massiveness and strength during all their life. This is probably how, inspired by this amazing property of the Nature, in Ancient China, the training method of Zhan zhuang standing pole or standing post was created at the time where China mostly depending on its agriculture. Around 2700 years ago, the famous Chinese philosopher Guan Zi gt wrote If your upper body does not reflect any principle, if your lower body is not...

Stretching tendons activity

Stretching tendon activity is a high level form of mental activity during contraction relaxation exercise. It involves more than two limbs while combining resting muscles in a single stretching, tendons are like elastics which two extremities are using force in the same time or one extremity fixed and the other using force, then suddenly exert a pulling tightly contraction relaxation movement. All limbs and resting muscles are unified to create an homogeneous entity, while maintaining angle in...

ZZs effect on muscular system

Let's revise the 19 major points to consider for our skeleton muscles and particularly the muscular movements of bones 1. Skeleton Muscles generate Force and produce Movement only by contracting or pulling on Body Parts. 2. Individual Muscles can only pull they cannot push. 3. Skeleton Muscles are joined to bone by tough connective tissue called tendons. 4. Tendons attach muscle to bone the origin is the more stationary bone, the insertion is the more movable bone. 5. Tendons are attached in...

Introducing moving and nonmoving

Starting immemorial times until now, physical training for healing has always been separated in two major schools moving and non-moving. Which is better This is a long controversial subject which has been involving numbers of specialists and experts, since the earliest times of healing through physical training. Among martial artists, there are some who advocate non-moving in moving, but adepts of Qigong prefer rather the concept of moving in non-moving. But after all what is non-moving in...