Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 10:00a -
Brookline Tai Chi
131 Cypress Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Sports & Active Life
A Day of Baguazhang with Joseph Zeisky, Zeigua Internal Arts Founder
We are excited to welcome back the dynamic Mr. Zeisky, creator of Zeigua Internal Arts Method, to share the healing, empowering, and enlightening aspects of the ancient Taoist Art of Baguazhang. The sure-to-be mind-blowing day will include 3 inter-related workshops. You are welcome to sign up for individual parts or all three.
I. 10:00 am – 12:00pm: Tiangan (Heavenly Stem Exercises): Opening the Body
Tiangans (“Heavenly Stems”) are powerful Bagua methods for lengthening tendons, ligaments, muscles and fasciae. With its big and expressive movements, Tiangans help realign and strengthen bones, open the joints and energy channels for greater blood circulation to the extremities and are especially good for developing stronger legs, buttocks, and waist. Used in both Bagua and Taiji traditions for to strengthen and open the body and form the foundation for both solo and interactive work.
II. 1:00pm – 3:00 pm: Bagua Palm Changes: Empowerment
Palm Changes are short choreographed forms that encapsulate various aspects of the I-Ching (Book of Changes) and life-force energy principles. These I-Ching principles are infused into all Bagua spiral-based solo movements, fighting methods, self-defense tactics, and whole-body integration practices. Baguazhang is one of the three primary internal martial arts and its beautiful Palm Change forms are the practical ways by which it empowers the individual and awakens the body/mind connection.
III. 3:30pm – 5:30pm: Bagua Circle Walking: Moving Meditation
Circle Walking is a 4,000 years old ancient Taoist monk meditation practice for Qi-energy cultivation, spiritual awakening, and opening the heart. By smoothly flowing and walking in counterclockwise and clockwise circular directions and patterns for extended periods of time, we improve the body’s aerobic capacity and metabolism rate. From here, we can then gather, harness, redistribute, and store the new precious life-force, by holding various hand/arm positions while walking the circle. With this “higher quality” energy or “elixir”, a stronger direct connection to Source can be established and one’s consciousness and spiritual understanding will naturally and safely increase. This workshop builds upon the energies awakened in the previous two workshops and transmutes them into a form of moving meditation for spiritual awakening.
1 part: General: $95, Member $75
2 parts: General: $150, Member $115
Whole day: General: $195, Member $155
Early registration is recommended as space is limited and some workshops will sell out.