Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong & Ba Gua Zhang Taichi Training w Junfeng Li
- Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
- Eastover Estate & Retreat Center, 430 East Street, Lenox, MA 01240 - Contact: Yingxing Wang - 866 264 5139
- Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 15, 2017 (6 days)
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Sheng Zhen means "Sacred Truth" and in this transformational Qigong training, Master Li teaches a method of self-healing that involves a series of movements specifically designed to remove unwanted negative energy from our bodies and to collect instead, the true and healing energy (qi) of the natural world. The movements and contemplations offered with Sheng Zhen Gong help create the deep sense of inner peace akin to what many of us experienced as small children. Simplicity replaces complexity - the body softens, the negative emotions are released, and one experiences a feeling of perfect harmony with the universe.
Ba Gua Zhang is recognized as one of the three major “internal” Chinese martial arts, including Tai Chi and Xing Yi. Of the three, Ba Gua is the most powerful because it’s the most flexible and dynamic. It is based on responsive and continuous, changing movement.
The words Ba Gua translate as “eight trigrams”, a reference to the symbols of the ancient Chinese text of divination: The I Ching, or “Book of Changes”. The eight trigrams are arranged in a circle around the Dao (Ying-Yan) symbol. The concept of Ba Bua is used not only in martial arts, but also in other areas of Chinese culture, such as Daoism, feng shui, navigation, and predicting the future. The I Ching is one of the treasures of Chinese culture (best translation: Alfred Huang).
The word Zhang means palm, and refers to the fact that this martial art emphasizes the use of the open hand, rather than a closed fist.
Walking the Circle is the basis for all existing Ba Gua styles. The practitioner walks in a circle, while holding various postures with the upper body, or executing palm changes – patterns of movement which train the body mechanics, generate Chi (or energy), and form the basis of Ba Gua’s fighting technique.
President and founder of the International Sheng Zhen Society, former award winning Head Coach of China's National Wushu Team, author of several books, mentor to Jet Li & Donnie Yen, renowned actor of Chinese Martial Arts films, former host of the television series Learning Wushu, Master Li conducts teacher training and workshops all over the world.
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