chapter, Yu is starting to present medical aspects of zhan zhuang from the
ancient Chinese references up and progressively introduce the major physiologic
functions benefiting from it.
and explanative description of body's reaction during ZZ as well as comparative
chart with types of ZZ.
progressive steps progress from a healing Zhan Zhuang practice up to a combat
Zhan zhuang training.
II. The basic theory of post standing
II, Yu is deepening his analysis of ZZ as therapeutical physical training. Important
advantages of ZZ as a middle and long term physical practice.
functions improvement in beginner and intermediate level of ZZ training: discussion
on two major categories of ZZ training.
comparison between moving an non-moving training, developed according to key physiologic
systems such as respiratory system, skeleton muscles system, breathing,
coronary system... Various comparative charts moving/non-moving/types of posts.
III. The different basic posts in Zhan Zhuang
Besides the presentation of quite
standard types of ZZ, Yu is also adding interesting "Assisted
posts" and "Four limbs posts"
opening to highest ZZ training level. Walking post but also
especially Testing Force are no more just slow movements but
fully explained as higher application of non-moving exercises
and walking method.
IV. Apprehending physical strain in Zhan Zhuang
This Chapter on ZZ physical strain
is very rich a synthesis work of Wang Xiangzhai and Dr. Yu,
emphasizing on the major parameters to help improve your training
such as lower limbs/upper limbs, Wang
Xiangzhai's five criteria to qualify your Zhan zhuang.
Other important points covered: body alignment, angles, mental
V. Zhan Zhuang and mental activity
training methods are presented in order to involve gradually all parameters and
criteria described previously from mental activity down to sole training, and
different levels of internal