Tom Bisio’s newest book, Ba Gua Circle Walking Nei Gong: The Meridian Opening Palms of Ba Gua Zhang, lays out in detail the rarely taught theory behind the practice of Ding Shi Ba Gua Zhang.
Perfect for martial artists, acupuncturists and anyone interested in energy practices like qi gong, yoga and meditation!
In Ba Gua Zhang, the basic walking postures, known as Ding Shi, open up the body’s “energy channels” (meridians) in specific ways. This is what makes Ba Gua’s Circle Walking practice such a powerful form of Nei Gong, both for balancing and harmonizing the body and for developing internal strength and power. The energetics of the meridians are explained in detail and are accompanied by many charts and illustrations, including drawings rendered from famous Ba Gua masters holding the Ding Shi Postures. Also included are advanced footwork patterns, methods of modifying one’s circle walking practice to address specific health issues, and the rarely taught Ba Gua Energy Accepting Palm.
This book will be part of our Authentic Ba Gua Zhang Online Learning Program (coming January 2013), and will soon be available as a PDF e-book. Get it now, hot off the press – even before it is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble – by going to Outskirts Press.