Ba Gua Nei Gong Vol. 3: Twelve Posture Standing

by Tom Bisio

Ba Gua Nei Gong Vol. 3: Twelve Posture Standing

Ba Gua Nei Gong Vol. 3: Twelve Posture Standing

by Tom Bisio

Published Nov 29, 2013
97 Pages
Genre: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Healing / Energy (Qigong, Reiki, Polarity)


Book Details

Ba Gua Nei Gong Vol. 3: Twelve Posture Standing

This book presents Ba Gua's unique 12 standing posture 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. 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.


About the Author

Tom Bisio

Tom Bisio is known internationally as a martial artist and practitioner of Chinese medicine. He has studied Chinese medicine and martial arts extensively in mainland China. Tom is the author of several books on Ba Gua Zhang, Nei Gong, Daoist Meditation and Chinese medicine. He is the founder of New York Internal Arts and Internal Arts International ( and founder of Practical Chinese Medicine (

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