The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Standing Like a Post

Rick over at Wujifa has a very good article about doing zhan zhuang standing incorrectly, which is very easy to do. Below is an excerpt. The whole article may be read by clicking here.

Is your stance practice like a dead post?

What is your zhan zhuang practice becoming? The number one problem people have practicing zhan zhuang is dead-post standing. This means being rigid and non-living, doing the practice as if one has a stick stuck you know where. The second big mistake in dead post standing is when the mind over thinks and over controls instead of simply guiding growth, development, and understanding as one practices.


Rick said...

Hey Rick

Thanks for the mention here, as always!

Did you see the video/podcast of Victor Chao at

That guy has a neat way of phrasing thing for sure.

Thanks Again

Rick said...

You keep posting good stuff! Thanks for bringing up Victor's video. Anyone who is a regular reader here should take a look. It will be worth your while.