A  inner practise from ancient China

Who or what are this StandR’s?

silhouette of man during sunset

We practice standing meditation. Some practise to strengthen and connect the body, to improve their martial arts. Others to get present, and quiet … or try it. But most are practising to promote all these aspects. And finally there are also those who simply have nothing better to do. But one do not need to keep an ancient tradition to be a true standR. No. We are all StandR’s. After all, who is not waiting in the queue at the cash desk in the supermarket. Or waiting for the green traffic light, the train or a friend? We all are. But are we also aware of it?

a person doing yoga on a dock

Practicing standing is a powerful exercise for everyday life that can promote both, the body, the mental state and our well-being. All we need to have to stand are our legs and willingness. Just give it a try. It wont hurt to badly. And if it is difficult for you, seek out for a teacher who can correct your position, so you can stand easier, more relaxed and ultimately longer. And actually we all want to stand throughout the day around the area and do nothing.

What’S that “standing-thing”?

It is a inner practise from ancient China. Laozi wrote about people who stood and connected heaven and earth. Often this method of basic-qi-gong is practised in various traditional martial arts and represent a combination of physical structure-work and inner, contemporary meditation. Just like in the practise of sitting (dazuo orzazen), one wants to achieve highest presence and naturalness.