Standingin stillness 9 core techniques by glen levy

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A Glen Levy Book First published in electronic format in February 2010, New Zealand All rights reserved Copyright 2010 by Glen Levy No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, withoutpermission in writing from the publisher and or author. Contact:

Warning All material contained on this ebook is provided for informational purposes only. Before undertaking the study of any martial art or physical exercise, you should consult with your physician. You should be aware that if you engage in the information with this ebook you are doing so entirely at yourown risk, including any present and/or future physical or pyschological pain or injury that you may incur. The presenter, author and distributer of this ebook cannot assume any responsibility or liability for any injuries or losses that you may incur as a result of acting upon any information provided by this ebook. Nor can the author and distributor of this ebook assume any third party liabilityarising out of any legal actions you may be involved in as a result of the training you received by engaging in practice of any of the information as presented by this ebook. Please note: The exercises and advice contained within this manual may be too difficult or dangerous for some people.



Introduction Focus ExploreRelax Posting | Zhan Zhuang The Lohan Hammer Pierce the Wave The Eagle Soars Hindu Squats Wall Walking Hand Press Wall push ups Wall ‘V’ Sits Wall Back Arches The Microcosmic Orbit Summary 4 6 7 8 9 11 13 15 17 20 22 24 26 28 31 35



In this crazy and turbulent world, we have a current need to find stillness withinourselves. For each of us the stillness can be found through several different forms. Whether it’s through martial arts, music, reading, golf etc, it is important to find ways that work for you. We should strive to find more ways to experience this stillness, leaving us in this state more often than not, until we are in this state continuously. When you do this, you are now in the eye of the storm, inthe perfect stillness within the surrounding chaos. In this place you are out of reach from the destructive forces that sweep up others caught in the drama. By physically holding yourself in stillness, there are a constant myriad of smaller muscles that are continuously tensing and releasing, although every aspect of your body appears to be motionless from the outside. Your stabilizing muscles aresharing the task of keeping you in balance, without over-working one muscle group alone. As you practice the following 9 Standing in Stillness and Core Training Techniques and exercises, remember to stay calm and relax (you may hear me say this again). This can be likened to a helicopter hovering in one place. For a chopper to stay hovering, there needs to be a constant adjusting of all the leversand controls. The world and elements are constantly moving and changing around us. Therefore, we need to move within it just to stay still. All this is achieved through the practice of a standing meditation called ‘Posting’ or ‘Zhan Zhuang’. This is similar to the practice of an advanced Yoga, where postures can be taken from martial arts and held while running a chi cultivating exercise, such asthe Microcosmic Orbit (which I’ve included in this eBook for you here). These positions typically require the use of many different muscles and stabilizers just to hold yourself in one place. Contrary to popular belief, Posting is not actually an exercise in endurance, it is an exercise in relaxation. In order to progress with this type of Chi Kung you must: relax, relax, relax! The beauty of...
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