WOW! 10 days straight of practicing Zhan Zhuang…congratulations. This is quite an accomplishment. Remember that this is just the beginning though. Zhan Zhuang and most any other Qigong is an endless journey that can be practiced for the rest of your life.
The last warm up today is posture 8 of the Baduanjin set. It is called “bouncing on the toes”. The last posture is said to smooth out the energy from the previous seven postures.
The posture for Zhan Zhuang on day 10 is the same as yesterday’s which is called “holding the belly”. Relax into this posture and feel your center. The video will go into deeper aspects of this posture with different tweaks to the alignments and posture.
Remember to cool down on the last day! And everyday after this one.
• 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!
I hope you enjoyed this training course. I am going to try and do this more often with free resources I find on the internet. Remember practice, practice, practice.