Ba Gua Nei Gong Vol. 4: Foundational Body Training

by Tom Bisio

Ba Gua Nei Gong Vol. 4: Foundational Body Training
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Ba Gua Nei Gong Vol. 4: Foundational Body Training

by Tom Bisio

Published Mar 13, 2014
175 Pages
Genre: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Healing / Energy (Qigong, Reiki, Polarity)



 

Book Details

Ba Gua Nei Gong Volume 4: Foundational Body Training

Embedded within the martial art Ba Gua Zhang is a complete system of internal exercises that promote self-healing and longevity and transform consciousness. Ba Gua Nei Gong consists of nine powerful and profound methods of internal exercise and self-cultivation.

This book is the fourth in a series of manuals on Ba Gua Nei Gong. It can be used in conjunction with instruction in Ba Gua Zhang, or employed as a stand-alone instruction manual.

This book covers The 28 Foundational Exercises (Ji Ben Gong) and Ba Gua's Foundational Walking Nei Gong. For those interested primarily in Nei Gong, both sets of exercises are an important step in continuing the opening of the main meridians and the Extraordinary Vessels, and in freeing the body of physical, mental and psychic blockages and restrictions.

The 28 Foundational Exercises improve joint mobility, strengthen tendons and bones, and balance the musculature of the body, all while actively engaging the body's natural, spiral-like movements.

For those interested in Ba Gua as a martial art, Ji Ben Gong are the key developmental exercises that form the foundation of one's skill in Ba Gua Zhang. Every movement in The 28 Foundational Exercises trains basic body actions and internal principles used in all facets of Ba Gua training. Each exercise has a specific purpose that operates simultaneously on a physical, energetic and martial level. Daily practice of Ji Ben Gong helps one to internalize many of the core movements that are the basic building blocks of Ba Gua's circular changes. Internalizing these movements is critical to developing higher level skills. For this reason, The 28 Foundational Exercises are often used as a daily exercise routine or as a warm-up before practicing other Ba Gua skills.

This book also covers Foundational Walking Nei Gong, including fundamentals of Ba Gua's renowned Mud Walking Step and the lesser known Crane Step. These foundational walking practices are the important basis of more advanced footwork patterns, and are also powerful stand-alone Nei Gong exercises.

The Ba Gua Nei Gong Series:
Vol. 1: Yin Yang Patting & Dao Yin Exercises
Vol. 2: Qi Cultivation Exercises & Standing Meditation
Vol. 3: Twelve Posture Standing
Vol. 4: Foundational Body Training
Vol. 5: Tian Gan Heavenly Stem Nei Gong
Vol. 6: Marrow Washing Nei Gong>

 

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 (internalartsinternational.com) and founder of Practical Chinese Medicine (internalartsinternational.com/practical-chinese-medicine).

Also by Tom Bisio

Nei Gong: The Authentic Classic
Ba Gua Circle Walking Nei Gong
Decoding the Dao: Nine Lessons in Daoist Meditation
Ba Gua Nei Gong Volume 1: Yin Yang Patting And Dao Yin Exercises
Ba Gua Nei Gong Vol. 2: Qi Cultivation Exercises & Standing Meditation
Ba Gua Nei Gong Vol. 3: Twelve Posture Standing
Xing Yi Quan Tu Na Si Ba
Ba Gua Nei Gong Volume 5: Tian Gan Heavenly Stem Nei Gong
Ba Gua Nei Gong Vol. 6: Marrow Washing Nei Gong
Zhao's Practical Qin Na Part 1
Practical Qin Na Part Two: Foundational Training, Techniques and Methods
The Art of Ba Gua Zhang
The Xing Yi Quan of Master Li Gui Chang
Daoist Sleeping Meditation
A Pearl from the Dragon’s Neck
Xing Yi Quan
Practical Qin Na Part 3