We are so excited to announce that the first two courses in our Baguazhang Mastery Program are now live on our web app!
For the new student who has never tried Baguazhang before, we begin with a course on learning to mud-step and circle walk. Filled with detailed instruction and challenges to master this important part of Baguazhang, there is something for even a seasoned martial artist.
You don’t have to be a martial artist to reap the health benefits of learning the art. Mud-stepping and Circle walking are incredibly grounding exercises. When the correct technique is applied, the fascia in the entire body is engaged, the organs are massaged, tissue is stretched, and the heart gets a workout without stressing the body or nervous system. In fact, Baguazhang assists people in rewiring their nervous system in a couple of ways.
First, the specific breathing technique of breathing in and out through the nose with the tongue on the roof of the mouth, engages the vagus nerve, and the central ropes of fascia that run throughout the body. This engages your entire nervous system and helps to get you out of your head and feeling into your body.
Second, by holding specific postures while you mud-step or circle walk, you engage all of the fascia in the body, opening up the tissues and joints, while strengthening the muscles and increasing flexibility. Over time, your nervous system will change. Most of us know of flight or fight mode, but Baguazhang will help you develop a space of observation inside where you choose which action to take. People often remark how much calmer they feel, and describe a sense of inner peace, and strength – in body, mind, and heart!
Amazing how these movements engage the entire body and work all of the body systems!
This brings us to the second course – Jiang-Style Qigong Palm Structures. We begin with the Jiang style of Baguazhang where we teach the 1st four palm structures of the Qigong set. Don’t let the name fool you – these palm structures have martial applications that will be developed later on in the program. This course is complete with challenges and exercises that will develop correct body posture to ensure you are learning and perfecting the art. A great way to strengthen and condition the body!
These two courses take a couple of months to complete. This is how much detail, heart and soul we have put into these courses! The 2nd four palm structures of this set will be released in the New Year.
As the program progresses, we have other courses to add that give you more details, history of the art, and much more! Once the Qigong palms have been covered, we will dive into the Martial palms of the Jiang-style system of Bagua. You will also learn palm changes as we go. We also have plans to cover the Ma Gui style of Baguazhang! You won’t want to miss out!
To join our app, on a web browser visit: https://legendary-living-arts.passion.io/
On your smartphone, download the Passion app (Passion.io – nice bright red/orange/yellow), then search for Legendary Living Arts, then sign up. It’s FREE to sign up and take a look at ALL the courses we offer. Currently, we have Tea Cups, 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong, Zhang Zhuang – an incredibly powerful grounding practice that opens the fascia and helps to still the mind – and more!
We invite you to connect!
~Kellie & Kelly