Resources for practicing Zhan-Zhuang

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Resources for practicing Zhan-Zhuang

Postby Rafael » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:27 pm

Hi.

Can anybody recommend good resources for practicing Zhan-Zhuang (Standing meditation) in book/articles or DVD format?

Two resources that i know of are:
1. Way of energy by lam kam chuen
2. Wudang Taijiquan - Zhan-Zhuan, 108-sequence, and Martial Applications (YMAA)

I'm a total beginner and also i have a general fatigue problem (tire easily) and i thought that practicing Zhan-Zhuang could help raise my levels of energy if i invested a diligent effort in it.

Also is the "Wudang Taijiquan - Zhan-Zhuan" DVD is suitable for beginners?

Any suggestions/recommendations regarding Zhan-Zhuan will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Postby John the Monkey mind » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:20 am

The Wudang Taijiquan - Zhan-Zhuan, 108-sequence, and Martial Applications (YMAA) is suitable for a beginner that will take things slowly. There is a lot of material on the disk so if you practice the basics slowly over time you could make progress from it.

I love the disk but am studying the long Yang form at the moment so have done little more than watch it through once.
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Postby Dvivid » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:36 am

Yes, that DVD is for beginners.

It has a moving version of Zhan-Zhuan that has become a favorite part of my classes. It has the same benefits as stationary Zhan-Zhuan, but somehow tends to work better for beginners.
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