Standing Positions Zhan Zhong 1 Three small circles standing position

STAND still, with your legs as wide as your shoulders. Bend your knees and raise your hands as if you were holding a ball in front of your Dantien. Your palms should face your Dantien so that your Laogong points face your Dantien. Close your eyes and choose one of the concentration methods. Then relax. Bring your mind to your Dantien, then at the end forget everything. If you find that your body moves, control it. This is not Spontaneous Qigong, so the body should not move. If your arms or...

The Origins of Qigong

In ancient times most of the population of China consisted of peasants. The people would work in the fields all day until sunset, and then return to their homes to rest. Some would gather together and listen to the stories of their elders, while others would go and enjoy the cool night air after the heat of the day. Since the people enjoyed the refreshing nights more than the stifling days, they preferred the moon to the sun that is why the Chinese calendar follows the moon -it is a lunar...

Flying pigeon

This movement is good for the lungs, the shoulders and the circulation. When you perform it, make sure the Laogong points come together when you close your arms. This will create a lot of heat in your palms and will cultivate your Qi. 1. Adopt a 'bow stance' (see Pushing the wave). 2. Open your arms out to your sides with your palms facing forwards. Transfer your weight on to your rear leg and allow the toes of your front foot to rise off the ground. Look forwards and breathe in. Shift your...