The Crux of the Bagua
Single Palm Change (Video)

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In this how-to video from my 2011 bagua intensive in Cologne, I explain four factors that contribute to a fine-tuned, well-oiled Bagua Single Palm Change, including:

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Easy Breathing:
10-minute Guided Practice (Video)

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This 10-minute guided breathing exercise was recorded on my 2011 Crete retreat. It’s an easy breathing practice, particularly good for beginners, that covers some of the primary points you want to focus on when you come to sit.

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Watch My Latest
Wu Style Tai Chi Video

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I am a senior Energy Arts tai chi teacher (Level 2) and have taught Wu style tai chi since 1996 with gratitude to and the encouragement of my teacher, Wu and Yang Style Tai Chi Lineage Holder Bruce Frantzis.

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Bagua Circle Walking Techniques for Health + Fitness (Video)

To elaborate on yesterday’s post on the Bagua Circle Walking methodology, I’ve got more on how to really get your blood (along with lymph, interstitial, synovial and cerebrospinal fluids) to circulate strongly. Since the fluids are responsible for delivering nutrients to and removing waste byproducts from the body, boosting their circulation is one of the key ways that the Tao energy arts like bagua, tai chi and hsing-i foster incredible health from the inside out.

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Bagua Circle Walking:
How to Create a Concertina (Video)

Bagua is first and foremost about the feet and legs, so any good training starts with learning and developing Circle Walking stepping techniques. In the monastic bagua tradition that I teach (for health, fitness, stress relief and meditation), there are two kinds of stepping:

  • Heel-toe walking
  • Traditional mud walking

Regardless of which type you choose, you don’t want to bob up and down like you’re on a boat at sea.

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