Deshna Chi Kung2018-09-06T21:38:50+00:00

Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung

– The Art of Nourishing Life –

Chi Kung

Chi Kung is a combination of bodywork and attention training. It is very effective to develop, strengthen and preserve vitality and health. With the exercises you improve your fitness, posture, balance and coordination. More oxygen is absorbed into the blood and the circulation improves. You relax and feel good in your body, in yourself. You develop a healthy body, a clear mind and an open heart.

The collective name Chi Kung comprises a large number of forms and styles in which vital life energy is activated and cultivated. It has its origin in China where it is applied as early as 700 B.C. for health, martial arts and spiritual development. The last decades it has become increasingly well known in the West.

‘Chi Kung’ means exactly the same as ‘Qigong’, but is only converted differently from the Chinese language. The translation of ‘Chi’ or ‘Qi’ is energy and ‘Kung’ or ‘Gong’ means practice.

Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung

Zhan Zhuang means ‘standing like a tree’, or ‘stand as a stake’. Standing still in different basic positions, without external movement, is the core exercise of this Chi Kung style. In the training this is alternated with dynamic exercises; attentive movements (Shi Li and Mo Ca Bu), step training (Zhou Bu), partner work (Tui Shou), stretching and relaxation exercises (Dao Yin or Do In). Forms like Ba Duan Jin and Golden Ball Tai Chi are also practiced.

Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung distinguishes itself from other forms of Chi Kung because energy is not guided by thoughts. The circulation of energy in the body is stimulated by a combination of still postures and dynamic exercises. This method is unique to Zhan Zhuang.

The founder is the famous Grandmaster Wang Xiang Zhai (1885-1963). He travelled all over China to practice and study many Martial Arts for a long time. From his experience and insights he developed I-Chuan or Yichuan (Da Cheng Chuan): a system in which Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung is the most fundamental and important step, the basis.

Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung

Zhan Zhuang means ‘standing like a tree’, or ‘stand as a stake’. Standing still in different basic positions, without external movement, is the core exercise of this Chi Kung style. In the training this is alternated with dynamic exercises; attentive movements (Shi Li and Mo Ca Bu), step training (Zhou Bu), partner work (Tui Shou), stretching and relaxation exercises (Dao Yin or Do In). Forms like Ba Duan Jin and Golden Ball Tai Chi are also practiced.

Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung distinguishes itself from other forms of Chi Kung because energy is not guided by thoughts. The circulation of energy in the body is stimulated by a combination of still postures and dynamic exercises. This method is unique to Zhan Zhuang.

The founder is the famous Grandmaster Wang Xiang Zhai (1885-1963). He travelled all over China to practice and study many Martial Arts for a long time. From his experience and insights he developed I-Chuan or Yichuan (Da Cheng Chuan): a system in which Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung is the most fundamental and important step, the basis.

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Deshna

I moved to Sweden in 2017 and do not offer any classes here yet.

Next you will find a list of teachers and colleagues that I recommend. Most of them are in the Netherlands.

Contact

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HAVE A LOOK HERE FOR CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Ole Eskildsen – www.ichuan.dk – Copenhagen, Denmark and Europe

Rebecca Lüthi – www.luthipraktijk.nl – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Remco Wernert – www.naturalease.nl – Amsterdam and Mijdrecht, Netherlands

Peter den Dekker – www.stilldynamics.org – Amsterdam and Haarlem, Netherlands and Europe

Erik Wormhoudt – www.zhanzhuangchikung.nl – Diemen, Netherlands

Gosien Schoonman – www.ki-notes.nl – Bergen Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Monique Wouda – www.moniquewouda.nl – Haarlem, Netherlands

Hans Spruit – www.qigonginbeweging.nl – Haarlem, Netherlands