Zhang Zhuang ‘ standing meditation ‘ is our main practice, and is a simple yet powerful exercise to enhance energy, mental clarity and internal strength. It is a form of static Qigong which is the most fundamental, and therefore the most essential of Qigong training methods. It develops the quality of being present, and can be classed as a form of ‘mindfulness’.
Our method focuses on teaching the health benefits of Qigong. Qi is the life energy inside a person that circulates throughout the body to provide inner strength and maintain good health. Gong is a method of exercise. So Qigong is an exercise which cultivates better and stronger Qi. Qigong is especially beneficial for mental relaxation, but can also be used to improve physical posture and performance, relieve joint pain, release physical stress and promote mental and emotional well-being.
We offer a true insight into the concepts and principles of the internal boxing arts, in the form of ‘neijiaquan’ a collective name for the three arts of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan), Xingyiquan (Hsing-I Chuan) and Baguazhang (Pa Kua Chang). We focus on teaching the essence of these arts to develop a genuine martial practice, which is achieved through the training of ‘yi’ the intention of the mind. Only the proper training of mind will allow the body to discover its innate ability for natural movement and thereby develop the capacity to react spontaneously and appropriately to any given situation.