This is because health, well-being, seeking beauty, balance and harmony are important in humanlife, that such forms of exercises like yoga, tai chi and chi kung have became very popular all over the world. But until recently yiquan and zhan zhuang were not widely known. Now they are rapidly becoming popular.
Some people say that zhan zhuang is a
. Wide use of positionalexercises resembles use of asana in Indian yoga. Zhan zhuang is often classified as a method of
(in broad meaning). It has been used as a supplemental means of therapy in hospitals in China since 1950s.
Tai chi of 21
– this is another term used in relation to zhan zhuang andyiquan. Presently many taijiquan instructors are including zhan zhuang method intheir curriculum or are switching from taijiquan to yiquan.