Qigong Zhan Zhuang is a form of “standing meditation” and has been used for nearly three thousand years in China for general health. Qigong offers many benefits including the ability to gain awareness of the body’s “qi”, or energy, and to control it. It also helps to strengthen the body, giving it stamina, as well as increasing mental clarity, patience, and balance.

Developed from Taoism and martial arts, in its basic form Zhan Zhuang (pronounced Jam Jong) involves simply standing for a period of time, usually with arms positioned as if wrapped around a large pole, which is where the name Zhan Zhuang comes from (“pole” or “post” standing).