Ba Gua is the ultimate Nei Gong exercise because it is the culmination of a tradition of Dao Yin (guiding, pulling and leading qi exercises), Tu Na (breathing exercises), Nei Gong (internal Exercises), Martial arts, Daoist meditation and Daoist alchemical practices, and other Yang Sheng (Life Nourishing) practices that date back at least as far as the early Han dynasty.
Ba Gua Master Li Zi Ming summarized the importance of walking and in particular Ba Gua Circle Walking Nei Gong by simply saying:
Hundreds of exercises are not as good as simply walking;
Walking is the master of hundreds of exercises.
8 Mother Palms ( 8 Basic Palms 基礎八掌 )
1 Fierce Tiger Leaves the mountain 猛虎出山
2 Huge Phoenix Spreads Wings 大鵬展翅
3 Lion Opens Mouth 獅子張口
4 White Ape Offers the Peach 白猿獻桃
5 Embrace the Moon to the Chest 懷中抱月
6 Black Bear Stretches Arms 黑熊探臂
7 Point to Heaven and Strike the Ground 指天插地
8 Green Dragon Stretches Claws 青龍探爪
All levels welcome including beginner's - no prior experience necessary.
ALL LEVELS (INCLUDING BEGINNER) WELCOME
DATE & TIME:
Sunday July 29th, 9am - 1pm
Park at Dummerston center near church and walk to
169 Park Laughton Rd. Dummerston, VT 05346 (Michael's Place)
Pay with cash, check or Paypal online (there is an extra processing fee added to credit card purchases)
Participants are able to cancel up to 1 week before a workshop/retreat and receive full refund. Anything after 1 week is non-refundable and can be credited toward a future workshop/retreat (similar in nature). However, no refund or credit is available if a participant cancels the day of the workshop/retreat, if they do not show up, or if they decide to leave the event early. There are always exceptions in severe cases of emergencies.