The natural alignment process of Standing Post is second to none:
The dynamic practice cultivates wholesome power and physical equilibrium. The Mind and Breath methods cultivate Zheng Qi (true chi). Soft Qigong will transform not only your body but your entire way of life! The King of all Exercise, the Father of all Internal Kung Fu!
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One of the most common
comments made after attending a MIT Qigong Club work out session would
be; I thought there would be more moving exercises. This brings us to a
core principle of training in our art. Master Wang Xiang Zhai clearly
stated that the foundation of Yiquan is standing meditation or zhan
zhuang. Why? Simple answer! If you cannot totally relax while
standing still then how do you expect to stay relaxed while moving or
during a more dynamic situation?
Zhan Zhuang provides us with the simplest possible platform for
directly tuning the mind, body and breath which is essential for
cultivation strength of the whole body as well as extreme vitality for
optimum health. Once the practitioner can stand and relax then they can
begin to test their strength thru small movements and later with
stepping. So the progression is Standing, Moving & Stepping and
each must adhere the principle of tranquility at all times. One should
keep in mind that there is movement in stillness and stillness in
movement. Moving or stepping maintain the same mechanics as non-moving
practice. The only different would be the amount of momentum utilized!