Thursday, March 3, 2011
Are you on Depression stance?
Anyone who understands a bit about human psychology can appreciate that our physical well-being can influence our psychological well-being and vice versa. Charlie Brown has certainly made a valid point here. That brings us back to the question: how should one stand during zhan zhuang (standing meditation). As mentioned in a previous post, one important concept is "relaxed by not collapsed (松而不懈)". When a practitioner is not relaxed enough, (extra) chi cannot be generated, and when a practitioner is collapsed (too relaxed), chi that has already been generated will suddenly disappear! A well-managed dynamic balance is required for good practice.