Those students that are the most enthusiastic in the beginning, might in time turn to be the worst kind of students you have ever taught! Don’t get me wrong, though. Enthusiastic students are the dynamos of the classes, for example when the energy level in the group start dropping or your capacity, as a teacher, start being drained by life tasks you need to go through. While you are leading your students repeatedly on and
The Yiquan set that I present in the posts about Yiquan is composed of 8 static postures. In this last post I will present the seventh and eighth position.
This position strongly develops the energy which we emanate through
The Yiquan set that I present in the posts about Yiquan is composed of 8 static postures. See previous posts for the first five postures. In this post I present the sixth posture. In all eight or ten positions you are standing seemingly still, but the
The Yiquan set that I present in the posts about Yiquan is composed of 8 static postures. Today I continue with the fourth and fifth positions.
This position strongly connects sides of lower and upper part of the body with
The Yiquan set that I will present in next posts is composed of 8 static postures. Stand in a normal stance which is modified and light version of horse stance, which is lower and wider. You are standing in the normal stance. Which means you are
What would Qigong be like without the energy, Qi? It would be only a Gong. So, only a time and an effort which is the literal meaning of the word »Gong« in Chinese. In our context, it would mean only physical exercises, done without the purpose of cultivation of the whole being including the energy aspect.
We are dealing with
In the previous post we have touched the Yang aspect of the energy flow in Yiquan practice, today we will discuss the Yin aspect of this training.
Yin and Yang and Qi
In the previous post I was describing the path of Qi going downwards, or how you, practitioner, are leading the Qi in downfall current. I also said that this current
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It’s been a while since I have started with standing meditation practice Zhan Zhuang and I was eager to go deeper with it. The expansion of time practicing didn’t bring the results I was anticipating, so I searched a bit further and I found Yiquan. Here in these few posts about Yiquan I present the practice that was developed and simplified from the original practice by very
Yiquan (or Yichuan, I Chuan, I Quan) is a martial art, which derives from Xingyiquan and therefore its roots are seen in postures, mindset and purpose of training. It is internal martial art as well as internal meditative practice. Xingyiquan is translated as »Form-intention-fist« and when Xing is removed and only »intention fist« remains, you get Yiquan.
This practice is very static, since the majority of practice is composed of static postures in
In this blog I’m going to discuss why I think that a short daily meditation can serve to any person who would like to find and sustain harmony in his life. Through meditation you learn to calm your mind and achieve greater clarity. It also helps you to reduce stress and integrate into your being the experiences that life brings you day after day. Once your mind can be still for some time, it is