Excerpts from a Wang Xiangzhai newspaper interview, on putting attention on perceiving "the delicate motion and stillness inside the body" during Zhan Zhuang

“ The basic training In daily life, the student should, at any place or time, pay attention to his body postures in walking sitting, standing or lying and regard them as part of proper training. It is done based on Zhuang Fa (Stake Standing Method) – the skill to keep steadfast like a post under all circumstances. One sets all parts of his body to an appropriate state and keeps body erect, with a mind free from any distractions, regulates the mind and breath, conserves the muscles so that he can direct the natural energy of cells from inside to outside, through the whole body. In so doing, he has all his muscles, bones and nervous system trained without his knowing it. What is crucial here is that he should concentrate his mind on perceiving the delicate motion and stillness inside the body. When such a realm is reached, one will certainly understand the magical effect of stake standing. So Zhuang Fa is the first thing one should learn to practice.”