Four seasons, four postures
The fundamental principle of traditional Qigong is to follow the way of nature. Accordingly, we emphasize four postures, ZhanZuoXingWo 站坐行臥, which are also known as SiWeiYi 四威儀 (Four Sacred Rituals), to model the four seasons in our daily practice.
The rhythms of the four seasons are found in time (in hourly, daily, monthly and yearly cycles) and in space (specifically throughout the organ systems and meridians of your body).
Zhan 站 is the standing posture, representing spring
Zuo 坐 is the sitting posture, symbolizing autumn
Xing 行 is the walking posture, embodying summer
Wo 臥 is the lying posture, standing for winter
Qigong is not an exercise, it is a way of life
Qigong is a way of life. Once you mastered the spirit of SiWeiYi, you can practice Qigong anywhere and at anytime.