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Hello to all on the forum. I've been very interested in Qigong, Neigong and Daoism for the last three years. I have read a lot on this forum and found many things helpful, so thought it was time I joined. Thank you very much for all the help I have found over these years!


I practice Zhan Zhuang/standing meditation most days and also practice Zuowang/sitting and forgetting alongside a variety of moving forms. I practice most days - generally before breakfast. I'm particularly interested in women's forms and Daoist traditions. 


I'm by no means expert - my alignments could do with improvement, although I am finding that standing meditation is helping with this a lot. When doing standing - and indeed sitting meditation - I have increasingly seeking to adopt an attitude of wu wei and am finding that the less I strive to control/grasp/reject the movements of the mind or body and the more I can relax and simply observe that the mind, breath and body shift towards where they should naturally be. I also find Mark Cohen's suggested master points for relaxation very helpful in this matter. 


All the best to you all, Z

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Hello ZiranZ, and welcome.


Your membership is approved and we're happy you found your way to us. We look forward to accompanying you on some of the way that you still have to go.


Please take the time to read the two posts pinned at the top of this Welcome page and take a look at the forum terms and rules. This covers all you need to know when getting started.


For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day.


Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you,


Marblehead and the TDB team



Hi Z,


Ziran.  I like that word and the concept associated with it.


I was just talking with someone else about standing meditation.  Yes, I'm sure that what you have to say will be of interest to many of the members here.


(Have you ever fallen asleep during standing meditation?  Hehehe.)


You are welcome to jump right in ongoing discussions, revive an older thread, start a new thread of your own, or start a discussion in the "Newcomer Corner" sub-forms to expand on your introduction or ask general questions to help you get started.


May you enjoy your time here.



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