Zhan Zhuang

Zhan Zhuang pronounced “Jan Jong” in Mandarin or “Jarm Jong” in Cantonese, means standing like a stake, a post or like a tree.

It is a still form of meditation, standing in a wide ‘horse stance’, deeply rooted in the Earth below, and head connecting to Heaven above, with arms and hands like powerful branches

The practice increases leg strength, concentration, deep breathing and chi (qi) flow.

An instruction video from Sifu Ken Cohen for Zhan Zhuang

Full instruction for preparation
4 postures
1 relaxation movement to end

Zhan Zhuang qigong meditation can be preceded and followed respectively by:

  • Drop the Chi & Cleanse the Internal Organs
  • One Finger Zen (Zi Sheng Wang)