Discover the Taoist chi practices that power the internal martial arts of bagua and tai chi. Inside the slow-motion movements of tai chi is a sophisticated mind/body/spirit practice. Derived from the I Chingi (Book of Changes), bagua is unique in its circular movements, spiraling energy, and unpredictable changes of direction. At the core of both these arts lay practical ways to understand change and how energy flows within the universe.
"Baguai as a movement and spiritual art can take you on an extraordinary journey." Bruce Frantzis
Although the great Taoist philosophical and spiritual books—including the I Chingi (Book of Changes), the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tse and the Book of Chuang Tse—are well known and available in many translations, the practical methods and techniques of implementing Taoist concepts in daily life are little known in the West. The manner in which they take root and flower is by strengthening chi (qi) flow in your mind, body and spirit. These practices have been in continual use in China for more than 4,000 years.
This book takes two of Taoism’s greatest chi movement practices—bagua zhang and tai chi chuan—and describes what is required to progressively, concretely and pragmatically develop and embody high levels of chi flow. Optimizing your chi has potential multifaceted benefits.
Working with chi can also take you far beyond your normal daily life, allowing you to embark on a profound spiritual path.
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