Basics about Bow-Arrow stance

  This post is about a Bow-Arrow stance (Gong Jian Bu), a fundamental stance which is named also Bow stance or Mountain Climbing stance. I will discuss the Bow-Arrow stance which is used in Qigong and Taijiquan, Yang traditional style. In other styles this stance might be practiced differently. Bow-arrow stance in Qigong In Qigong you practice this stance to learn how to align your body and improve posture, to develop stability and to stimulate[…]

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Joint conditioning and Qigong – Introduction

(Joints and Qigong -1)   Regulating the body  is important Qigong practice is a process in which you are working simultaneously with all aspects of your Being (body, energy and consciousness). On this path you learn to regulate and constantly refine your body, mind, breathing, energy and spirit. This is a non-linear process in which the emphases of training changes in accordance with your progress and goals. Some would like to skip the part of […]

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Horse Stance / Ma Bu in Qigong

  “Master the Basics!” For me it is not unusual anymore that after many years of Qigong I’m returning again and again to the basics. I’m aware that each time I’m able to understand them in a new perspective which is different from the one that I had as a beginner or somewhere on my path to the present moment. And I always know that this is not the end. I hope that this blog[…]

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Fundamental Stances in Qigong – The Way to Endurance, Patience and Alignment – Part two

(This post is a continuation of a blog Fundamental Stances – Part One)   The persistent practice that pays off later Beginners are usually bored to practice fundamental stances. They would like to learn movements and techniques that are looking good and are dynamic and interesting. They don’t understand that what they are observing is the result of long work based on solid foundations. As stances are foundations it is worth to take our time[…]

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Fundamental Stances – The Way to Endurance, Patience and Alignment – Part one

  Five regulations Qigong training includes five regulations: regulation of the body, breath, mind, Qi and Shen (spirit). The word “regulate” means that we constantly align, adjust, tune and harmonize something until our aim is reached. We can talk about the true regulation when we don’t have to do it consciously. Things that we have learned, repeated, adjusted and used again and again are now the part of ourselves. We use them without thinking about.[…]

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