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Book details
  • SubGenre:Healing / Energy
  • Language:English
  • Pages:124
  • eBook ISBN:9781667870151
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667870144


Cultivate Your Natural Ability

by Mark Stempel

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The purpose of this book is not to teach set movements. It is to introduce you to the practice of zhan zhuang as a method for accessing your own innate knowing so that you are not dependent upon me or any external teacher for your learning. It is about supporting you in experiencing your own original genius and expressing it in whatever form you choose.
In today’s world, martial arts, health practices and spirituality are considered separate disciplines. This wasn’t always the case. When we trace Chinese martial arts back to their origin we discover the character of Bodhidharma who taught a practice to the monks that allowed them to maintain a healthy body for deeper meditation while at the same time increasing their capacity to defend themselves. This practice has remained hidden for millennia and only passed down from teacher to student through direct transmission. 

With this book, you will learn to:
  • deepen your current movement practice,
  • connect with and nurture your own natural ability, and
  • discover natural movement at the heart of stillness.
With the state of the world as it is today, it is time to share this practice with all those who may benefit. This book shares the practice of zhan zhuang in a way that is accessible to all.
About the author

Mark Stempel began his Aikido training in 1981. Yet, after thirty three years of training,he still had not found the transformation he was looking for. This led him on a journey to understand yin and yang within his own body. His quest led him to cross paths with a Taiji and Yiquan master who had been diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer. Through his own nei-gong practice, his teacher’s cancer went into remission and he was able to enjoy teaching for another five years, long enough to share the essence of his art. Before his teacher passed away in 2019, Mark promised to share the essence of the art that his teacher so generously shared with him. Learn more at movementinstillness.com.