Long before the treadmill was invented, the Chinese discovered a stationary exercise over 2,700 years ago that helped people lose weight and strengthen not only their bodies, but their minds from the inside out. In this exercise, philosophies honed over thousands of years of cultural and spiritual evolution are instilled.
The Taoist sages discovered that the secret of health is not found in external sources or physical exertion, but grows from within, when the body calms down. Like a tree, in stillness, the body blossomed from the inside out, becoming strong, healthy and in harmony with nature, returning the imbalances within the practitioner’s body to a state of childlike serenity, where agility, health and peace of mind are a native phenomenon. .
Through years of extensive research, the old masters discovered that the body and mind were similar to a lake at midnight that reflected the soft glow of moonlight. When one’s body was not calm, the trembling surface of the lake distorted the image of the moon, but when one stilled the mind, body and mind gained a perfect reflection of the heavens, still and strong.
One of the main problems with exercise and health today, and really the same as with most other aspects of our lives; By the time we realize that our clothes are starting to affect us negatively, it’s often too late to do anything about it. People smoke every day and then get cancer. Drinking alcohol and having your liver fail, or in our case, leading an unbalanced life with a bad diet and well… gaining weight. Now, being fat really wouldn’t be such a big deal if that was it. Unfortunately, being overweight is a state of imbalance that causes many internal problems; motor problems, muscle problems, organ problems, nerve problems… And by the time all of these things kick in enough for us to start noticing, most workout regiments online or at the local gym are just too much. hard on your body. undertake regularly. Often they just hurt too much because your body has gotten too weak.
This is where western exercise regimens find their limits.
So today I am going to share with you this ancient exercise and I can guarantee that if you do it every day for just 30 to 60 minutes a day. Your health will return, your body will get stronger, your skin will clear up, your mind will calm down. Your dietary needs will change on their own from the inside out as if someone changed your settings from the inside and you will lose weight.
The name of the exercise is called Post Standing or Zhang Zhuang and this is how it is done:
What do you need:
It is preferable to do this exercise outdoors, but if you feel uncomfortable, a well-ventilated room will suffice.
Wear loose clothing.
– Stand up straight, keep your spine straight
– Legs separated at shoulder width.
– Keep your chin parallel to the ground.
– Relax your shoulders
– Bend your knees so that when you look down, your toes are naturally hidden from view.
– Raise both hands in front of you at chest level (just below your throat) and spread your fingers apart as if you were holding a large barrel or inflatable beach ball pressed against your chest.
– Calm your breathing and focus on your belly button
Duration 30 – 60 min.
Things to look forward to:
– You may experience pain in problem areas as your body tries to cleanse itself and rebalance itself from the inside out.
– Your legs, hands, body may start to shake.
– You can get hot and start to sweat.
– Your heart rate may increase.
– You can feel sensations of cold, heat and tingling.
All of these symptoms are indications that your body is beginning to clear blockages and rebalance itself from the inside out. If you practice regularly, you will notice that you will begin to feel better, calm, want to eat and sleep less, have more energy, enjoy sex more, and be less hateful, jealous, and angry.
As you still your mind like the lake water at sunset, the reflection of the moon will become perfect. In the same way your body will become perfect from the inside out and your ailments will disappear. You don’t need to move, just stay still and this ancient exercise will take care of you. Everything emerges from nothing and from the stillness of the practice of Zhan Zhuang, health will emerge in your life.
Millions of people around the world practice this exercise daily, from monks in temples to businessmen in multi-billion dollar corporations. All of them have discovered the powerful effects of posting on a daily basis. Post Standing is the foundation of hundreds of Kung Fu forms and is considered the cornerstone of strength, longevity, and an integral component of spiritual cultivation.
Bite Info: Li Ching Yuen, the oldest man to ever live, who died at the age of 256, practiced a variation of these same forms of exercises.
It may seem strange that sitting still is considered exercise, let alone an activity that can actually help you lose weight or rejuvenate your health, but trust me… you’ll feel it when you get the job done. I know many people who can’t hold the pose for 5 minutes before they start panting and giving in to the tension. It is not magic, these exercises have been perfected for thousands of years and have been practiced for just as long in the East. The West is just now beginning to scratch the surface and explore these chapters of Eastern medical history.
At first, you yourself may find it difficult to hold it for a long time. Start with 5 minutes, then as your stamina builds, move up to 10, 15, 30 – 60 minutes per day.
Some of you reading this may try it once or twice, but those who get used to it from this day on will remember this article as something that changed their lives forever.
To learn more about similar health practices, research the words: Qi Gong and Tai Chi.
I wish you the best of luck in your endeavours, and hope this has been an enjoyable read.