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Why do Internal Martial Arts practise Standing Qigong?

Submitted byseosami onTue, 08/29/2023 - 03:16

Static Standing Gong within internal martial arts (xingyi, tai chi, bagua and yiquan) falls under the umbrella of Qigong, that is, the work of energy cultivation using the mind or intention.  These include Holding the Energy Ball in front of the lower abdomen, Holding the Tree or the more demanding Santi Posture for kung fu.   

How do Internal Martial Arts train the Mind?

Submitted byseosami onSat, 08/19/2023 - 04:49

The essence of any Chinese internal martial arts systems (xingyi, tai chi, bagua and yiquan) is training the mind.  Calming the mind leads to greater awareness and ability to focus.  The internal martial arts exercises used to develop this skill are called Standing Gong.  These include Holding the Energy Ball in front of the lower abdomen, Holding the Tree or the more demanding Santi Posture in kung fu training.  

What is Internal Martial Arts?

Submitted byseosami onFri, 08/04/2023 - 03:42

Chinese internal martial arts have developed over thousands of years.  They went from crude forms of training to more sophisticated and refined methods which develop the mind, body and spirit.  The term “kung fu” means going beyond the surface and involves a high level of skill.