Yiquan #5:  8 static postures

Read previous posts: A historic background and theory of Yiquan #1, Yiquan #2, Yiquan  #3, Yiquan #4 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 in a shoulder width stance approximately. Your knees are lightly bent and your[…]

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Yiquan #4: a historic background and theory

Read previous posts: Yiquan #1, Yiquan #2 and Yiquan #3 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 an art Qigong is an[…]

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Yiquan #3: a historic background and theory

Read previous posts: Yiquan #1 and Yiquan #2 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 can be blocked and drained[…]

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Yiquan #2: a historic background and theory

Read previous post: Yiquan #1 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 known Xingyiquan master[…]

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Yiquan #1: a historic background and theory

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. Static practice This practice is very static, since the majority of practice is composed of static postures in[…]

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Shaking of Body – a simple Qigong exercise

Shaking of body is the simplest Qigong exercise I know and it’s holistic. It will bring many benefits to your body and it will help release energy blockages. Among major benefits of this exercise is relaxation.  Simplicity of exercise What is most important about it is that it is so simple and natural that you don’t need to know anything! No theory, no technique, no nothing. In fact if you were an average healthy kid[…]

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Qigong and increased Mental and Vibrational Sensitivity -3

This is the last (third) post about  Qigong and increased sensitivity. Click here for Part 1 and Part 2. Thoughts and information By opening and refining your energy system you become also more conscious about how your physical  body reacts to different thoughts and information that you let into your life. By choice or unconsciously. Body actually reacts  to these vibrational impulses all the time but people are not aware of them if they are[…]

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Qigong and increased Sensitivity – 2: Body sensitivity

In the previous post Qigong and increased Sensitivity – 1 I was writing about the increased sensitivity related to a serious practice of Qigong and  Neigong. This increased sensitivity is an integral part of the process of changes toward greater health and consciousness. I have mentioned some most common areas of our life where increased sensitivity might appear. In this post I will discuss some aspects of sensitivity that our body and mind might manifest[…]

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Qigong and increased Sensitivity – 1

One of the things that people expect from a Qigong and Neigong practice, is to sense their Qi. But at the starting point they are often not aware that this capability might bring also a lot of other changes in their lives. These changes can be also the ones they didn’t expect and are sometimes somewhat unpleasant. However you should understand that these changes are necessary steps on the path toward greater awareness and health.[…]

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Why I train with my lower Dantien daily?

  It’s been a while since I’ve started to do exercises for the lower Dantien. Beside only breathing with it, and moving my abdomen in and out as a part of advanced breathing technique. Doing normal abdominal breathing or reverse abdominal breathing was enough for some time or better said for years of extensive training. But every now and then comes a time when you need to implement new things in your daily practice to[…]

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