An excellent book that has got a bucket load of information for all those standing tall.

Inside Zhan Zhuang

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Aloha from Maui, here’s a new excerpt in which I discuss allowing the breath to become round and then spherical…

THE DEPTH ASPECT – FULL MOON/SPHERICAL BREATHING

The Full Moon breathing method adds three additional points on the back to the five Half-Moon points already mentioned. These are Mingmen, GV-4 and two points roughly equidistant between Mingmen and the two Jingmen points. These are located in the vicinity of Zhishi point BL-52, on either side. In combination, these eight points create a complete circle, and when the inhale is generated from the body’s centerpoint, they form the basis of Spherical Breathing. That is, an equal expansion in all eight directions from the tiny sphere of our centerpoint to an energetic sphere that eventually encompasses the entire torso and later the whole body, including the extremities. As this technique becomes comfortable, the practitioner finds that the vertical elements also come into…

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