Over the next 10 days I will be posting a Zhan Zhuang training course that if freely available on Youtube. Yes I did say free…this is one of the beauties of the internet. All this information freely available allows us to openly investigate our passions without any hindrances except for maybe our own resistance
This series is taught by Lam Kam Chuen who is the author of some books on Zhan Zhuang…his most famous likely being the Way Of Energy which I HIGHLY recommend as a complete qigong workout. Also this video series follows along with the book so if you like to have written explanations of all of the videos the book would be an excellent companion.
What you will learn in this first video is an explanation of Zhan Zhuang, warm ups, principles of posture, and cool down exercises.
Here is the excerpt from the video:
“A step-by-step method of exercising by standing still, in poses which burn fat and tone muscles without strenuous exercise.
• Each position is a progression from the last, so work up to about 20 minutes in each posture before moving onto the next.
• Make sure to warm up before, and relax after, each exercise.
• When your stamina has improved, try standing for 5 minutes each in all 5 positions. It’s hard work, so please be patient and do stop if you feel faint or too hot! ”