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Nei Kung

This set features a combination of Taoist health practices and Zhan Zhuang or standing meditation.

This set will develop a relaxed and connected body, more awareness, internal energy, good health, proper structure, and the ability to move while maintaining structure, connection, and relaxation. It is great for health and is also used as a base for developing power int he internal martial arts of tai Chi, Bgua, and Xingyi.

The set is broken down into five sections and can be practiced several different ways.

  • Section 1: The 5 Circles
  • Section 2: Wuji Zhan Zhuang
  • Section 3: Seven Circles
  • Section 4: Zhan Zhuang
  • Section 5: Pierce and Turn

 

The Exercises Include:

  • Introduction
  • Breathing
  • Section One: Five Circles
    • Introduction and Wuji Stance
    • 1. Head Turns
    • 2. Head Rolls
    • 3. Shoulder Circles
    • 4. Waist Turns
    • 5. Pelvic Circles
    • Overview of Ending Section
    • Massage
    • Tapping
  • Section Two: Wuji Zhan Zhuang
  • Section Three: Seven Circles
    • 6. Arm Circles
      • 6.1. Finger Fans
      • 6.2. Arm Circles
      • 6.3. Arm Swings
    • 7. Leg Circles
      • 7.1. Open the Hip
      • 7.2. Leg Slings
      • 7.3. Lower Leg Circles
      • 7.4. Ankle Circles
  • Section Four: Zhan Zhuang
    • Introduction
    • Hold the Ball Zhan Zhuang
    • Advanced Alignments and Imagery
    • Hold the Belly Zhan Zhuang
  • Section Five: Pierce and Turn
    • Introduction
    • Pierce and Turn