More Than Stand

This 4-week transformation practice cycle is designed to correctly establish the foundations of standing qigong/meditation. This essential practice is integral to all good and effective embodiment practices.  Learn the skills and practice in this course.  Each 90-minute session is recorded and available for you to review for 30 days.  Extra timers and written material will be available to you for download during the course.

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This 4-week transformation practice cycle is designed to correctly establish the foundations of standing qigong/meditation, also known as Zhan Zhuang.  This course is more than just learning to stand for periods of time. It is about learning and establishing the practice of meditation in the standing form, while cultivating appropriate postural and energetic aspects that contribute to all of our qigong practice. These are called the “Elements of Alignment”.  This is a graduating process and you will naturally increase your ability and enjoyment of this essential qigong. Standing Meditation will not stress you out, if you learn and practice it correctly. It will empower you!

“You can do More than Stand after you learn and practice standing qigong.  After you establish the foundations and gain some strength and stability from standing qigong through practice, the rest of the benefits of your qigong/neigong begin to shine through.”

Teja Fudo Myoo

Monday, November 8th  2021 Week #1 ~ First Essentials

  • The “Why” of Standing Meditation
  • A brief history of Standing Meditation
  • Some useful terms for practice
  • What is “Wuji”?
  • The first 4 Elements of Alignment
    • Feet and Ankles
    • Knees and Legs
    • Hips and Spine
    • Neck and head
  • What to Practice
  • How to Practice
  • When to Practice
  • How Long to Practice
  • Working with Timers

Monday, November 15th  2021 Week #2 ~ Opening Up

  • Refinements for Standing
  • Stillness in form; mind (nervous system) in ‘relative’ stillness
  • Open up and stretching the Yao/midriff
  • 2 More gestures for Wuji
  • The next 4 areas of mindfulness
    • Eyes
    • Tongue
    • Using the 3 regions of the foot
    • Mindfulness and Cultivation of the Breath
  • Moving into practice; moving out of practice
  • Sitting and Standing; Standing and Sitting
  • Transformational Meditation

Monday, November 22nd  2021 Week #3 ~ Settling In

  • Phenomena in Standing Meditation
  • Working with various phenomena and discomfort in standing
  • Standing in the Stream (standing for emotional calming)
  • San Ti Shi (asymmetrical stances)
  • The next 4 areas of Internal Work – Neigong
    • Spacious Joints
    • Centerline Dynamics
    • Alignment of and Feeling into the 3 Centers – head heart hara
    • Inner Smile; structural stability
  • Wu Wei is the Way of Wu, and the non-doing of our practice
  • Presence Awareness and Pure Witnessing
  • Re-embodying essential principles

Monday, November 29th  2021 Week #4 ~ New Worlds

  • Changing Perspectives in Standing Meditation
  • Introducing Sun, Moon and Lightning
  • Philosophy of Zen Being in Standing
  • The 8 Gestures of Sun, Moon and Lightning
    • Crown of Head
    • 3rd Eye
    • Throat Center
    • Heart Center Front
    • Heart Center Back
    • Solar Plexus
    • 2nd Chakra
    • Base Chakra
  • Strategies for practice
  • Timers and under-doing
  • Re-embodying essential principles

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About Scholarships

Dharma teachings are considered precious and beyond any monetary value.  Therefore the Dharma cannot be sold or bought.

This is the ancient way of preserving the purity of the teachings and the authenticity of the lineage. Dharma teachings are given from the heart in the spirit of dana (literally, “generosity”) and may also be received in the spirit of gratitude – without the slightest consideration of reciprocity.

The Dharma is always without cost.  Production and other services to provide online teaching are not without cost.  Supporting the teacher, the teachings, and the process with dana is an ancient (and now modern) tradition and is unique to each person’s means.

To embody this spirit of generosity in modern times, we have created a sliding scale for our offerings to honor individual situations.  If the low end of the sliding scale is still not affordable, we invite you to request a scholarship for weekly classes by writing to QigongDharmaDana@gmail.com

We are happy to make this investment in supporting your practice, and we are confident that you, in turn, will honor your commitment to attend these sessions.

Please only request scholarships for sessions you can attend.

You will then be given the scholarship passcode to register for the session(s) you select.  Please send your request at least 48 hours before the session.  For special events and depth training, partial scholarships will also be considered by request.

Thank you for registering at the highest payment level that is appropriate and sustainable for you.

All communication is confidential.

Your registration supports and makes online teaching possible.

Support is unique to each person’s ability.

Nothing is expected; everything is appreciated.

Everyone is warmly and equally welcomed!

Thank you for your kind and generous support.

May all beings benefit!

With love and gratitude,

Teja