In Ba Gua Circle Walking Nei Gong: The Meridian Opening Palms of Ba Gua Zhang, author Tom Bisio details the practice method and theory of this powerful system of internal exercise. The postures, alignments and practice methods are clearly explained and correlated with practical discussions of meridian pathways and pathologies from the perspective of internal Nei Gong practice. These discussions are accompanied by extensive illustrations, including drawings rendered from photographs of famous Ba Gua masters holding the Nei Gong postures. Also included are medical applications of Ba Gua Circle Walking Nei Gong and an introduction to the rarely taught Ba Gua Energy Accepting Palm, in which vital force (qi) is absorbed from the natural environment.
Embedded within the martial art Ba Gua Zhang is a complete system of internal exercises that promote self-healing and longevity and transform consciousness. Ba Gua Nei Gong consists of nine powerful and profound methods of internal exercise and self-cultivation. This book is the third in a series of manuals on Ba Gua Nei Gong. It can be used in conjunction with actual instruction in Ba Gua Zhang, or employed as a stand-alone instruction manual. This book presents Ba Gua's unique 12 posture standing practice. Ba Gua Twelve Posture Standing Nei Gong imparts "Sinew Strength." It is therefore an excellent exercise for strengthening the body and stabilizing the joints. Unlike basic standing in which the body is evenly balanced on two legs, Twelve Posture Standing presents a challenging mix of back-weighted, front-weighted and even single leg postures that develop balance and refined strength and power. Each stance engages with the energy and breath in a unique and different way. Therefore regular practice of the 12 postures, not only strengthens, but also opens up, the whole body. These twelve postures, or "stances," are in some sense frozen moments of movement from one position to another. Holding such moments of transition - in which the center of gravity has just moved and is about to move again - allows one to sense the internal energetic configuration of a part of a movement. In this way, one can fully engage with the spiral power configurations - wrapping, twisting, drilling, and coiling - that those stances impart. An additional section of the book details Ba Gua Three Posture Standing, a precursor to the Single Palm Change - Ba Gua Zhang's signature maneuver. Ba Gua Zhang is known for its circular walking, fast footwork and rapidly changing postures and palms. Twelve Posture Standing and Three Posture Standing provide balanced counterpoints to Ba Gua's moving postures and the eight basic palm changes. The books in the Ba Gua Nei Gong Series are: Ba
"Focuses on promoting women's health though a traditional Chinese medicine method and an ancient, series of gentle, conscious movements geared toward a women's unique anatomy, to help balance emotions and hormones, and promote anti-aging and general healt
Release on 2007 | by Frank Allen,Tina Chunna Zhang
The Art and Legends of the Eight Trigram Palm
Author: Frank Allen,Tina Chunna Zhang
Pubpsher: Blue Snake Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
"Relates the history & legends of ba gua zhang, has detailed basic training, step-by-step practice of both open-hand and weapons forms, new translations of ba gua zhang classics, and an explanation of circle walking as a moving exploration of the I Ching"--Provided by publisher.
Release on 2017-01-10 | by Li Jun Feng,Ge Chun Yan,Luo Tom Tong
Author: Li Jun Feng,Ge Chun Yan,Luo Tom Tong
Pubpsher: World Scientific
The Ultimate Chinese Martial Art — The Science of the Weaving Stance Bagua 64 Forms and the Wellness Applications has three well integrated parts. Part One describes the cultural, historical and scientific background of the mysterious inner style martial art — Bagua Palm — which used to be taught in a small circle of the Royal families in China. Part Two gives a brief and yet detailed instructions on the techniques and step by step exercises of Bagua Palms with illustrations, including the example of the famous Weaving Stance Bagua 64 Forms. Part Three summarizes the wellness applications of the Bagua Palms as an inner style Chinese martial art. The aim of this book is to help all people on this planet to have a better understanding about wellness and the most effective way to achieve it. The book will thus ultimately make its way to the short list of books which truly leave their marks on the progress of human civilization. The less than sophisticated style of writing makes this book an easy and helpful reading for people from all walks of life. This book is not just about Chinese martial art. It is also about the link between Chinese culture and martial art. With practical instructions on the actual exercise, this book will benefit not just practitioners and trainers in Chinese martial art but effectively all people who read it. This book is not only going to be the martial art book of the year, but the martial art book of the 21st century. This is the first martial art book written by martial art practitioners who have thorough understanding of both physics and actual fighting, with a solid background in Chinese culture. All the three authors of the book have over 40 years of extensive experience each in Chinese martial art. In contrast to conventional Chinese martial art scripts, this book is written by three Chinese authors in plain and vivid English, which is both filled with true understanding of the unique part of Chinese culture and tuned to the cognitive habits of the westerners.