Bagua zhang (Ba gua chang/Pakua chang) is an internal energy art even more ancient than tai chi chuan.
Bagua zhang was developed 4,000 years ago in Taoist monasteries primarily for health and meditation.
In the last several hundred years, bagua zhang has become known as a powerful internal martial art, but it is equally effective as a health and moving meditation practice.
The Energy Arts program emcompasses all three applications of bagua zhang: martial arts, health and meditation.
Bagua zhang techniques are based on the I Ching, a 5,000-year-old text considered the classic Taoist bible about the nature of change.
Bagua is also a container for the 16 neigong or "internal energy components," which is the basis of all Energy Arts programs.
Change is at the heart of life. Bagua zhang practice is about learning to flow with change rather than against it. If you can Master the Art of Change, you will become capable of overcoming obstacles in your life and allow happiness and joy to emerge from within your being.
Whatever your interest, bagua is an amazing practice and one of the greatest gifts from Taoism.
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