Lots of classes this week :)

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Well more than usual I mean. I taught three classes this week. The first two were long ones, then today my student had an appointment afterwards, so we did a two hour class in an hour. I think there is still a pond in the backyard from all the sweat! 😉

I also booted someone from my meetup for being too rude and swearing in the comments section. I figured if he was that disrespectful online, that he would be horrid in person. I didn’t want to subject myself or my students to that sort of attitude.

In other news, snake creeps down no longer hurts! Hmmm, I guess that means I should be doing it lower lol.

Focusing on one movement from the form is amazing!

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What an incredible practice to focus on just one bit, over and over, until you get it really well! I did this with my student this evening. We must have done 100 of the opening movement of the form, then another 100 of the simple turn around. The poor guy, I kept giving him corrections too, I was trying to fine tune his movements as much as I could in a single class.

Unfortunately he has severe should problems and can’t do some movements with extreme amounts of pain. I asked him what sort of injury he has had, and he says none. I know nothing about shoulder in juries in the area he has problems, so I’m leaving that up to the experts. I’m hoping Sifu will be able to shed some insight into things when he comes up, he *is* a Doctor of medical qigong afterall.

Bagua 6 days per week :)

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I just got bored with blogging. Still practicing though of course. Still teaching 2 people, so 2 days per week.

My legs, hips, glutes and achilles, they will all forgive me next week sometime!

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The good news is that I am finding that I’m not only twisting and turning more, but that more of my body is being used and is moving about with each movement :). It’s pretty awesome. Before my back just moved as one whole piece, now it feels like it is moving about in sections. My ribs, they also feel like they are becoming more flexible in some odd way; they also feel like they are kinda in the way with the turning sometimes LOL.

On a related note, I can feel some leg muscles growing.

Injuries block qi flow :(

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I went and got a propane “burn” last night; which is basically frostbite. So last night and this morning when I did the Bagua form, I noticed that the qi wasn’t flowing naturally through that one hand :(. This was even after I could feel my hand again I mean. My hand still isn’t completely better, but it is 80% better, yet there is still problems with qi flow.

This makes me wonder about other injuries such as say… my bunch of missing small intestine, or the ankle injury…. There are so many things which hamper with qi flow within one’s body. I was told that after I got the steel plate taken out of my ankle that my Bagua improved a lot, interesting.

On a side note, every single muscle in my body hurts…. like hell. This must mean I have been practicing enough lately.

Neigong and Daoist mysticism workshops in Vancouver July 27th-28th; Aug 2-5

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Talking about an awesome way to improve one’s Bagua, well OK or Taichi, or QiGoing, or even Daoist alchemy apparently. However he got me at the word Bagua ;).

Vancouver Neigong workshop Bagua Taichi QiGong

Well I’m definitely going! Here’s the info below:

Chinese Neigong (“Internal Skill”) training is a foundational aspect of all Martial Arts, Healing Arts, and Magical Art teachings. Since ancient times, the secret principles of Chinese Neigong Training have been closely guarded, and only taught to a few close door disciples per each generation. Because these esoteric principles are jealously guarded, this is the first time such an unique introductory seminar will be offered to the public.

Within the practice of Chinese Neigong Training, there are three levels of instruction: Ming Jing (Obvious Power), An Jing (Hidden Power), and Hua Jing (Transforming Power).

Ming Jing is the first level of training, which focuses on developing the obvious power of the body’s physical structure.
An Jing is the second level of training, which focuses on developing the hidden power of energetic resonation and vibration.
Hua Jing is the third level of training, which focuses on developing the mysterious or transformed power.

Dr. John De Anzo will be offering a unique glimpse into these much sought after secret principles and foundational training methods. So valuable is this information, that this workshop is currently being offered as an open seminar, available to anyone interested in empowering their current training practices of Martial Arts, Healing Arts, or Magical Arts disciplines.

This workshop is from August 3rd – 4th It is only $499.99 for both days. Call 604 366 7267 for more information.

The curriculum presented in this seminar is based on Dr. De Anzo’s experiences studying and training Esoteric Daoist Mysticism with
his master and mentor, Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson, over the past twenty years.

The forms work 1000 times better once you have them memorized and flowing :)

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The forms work OK as you are still working through them and memorizing them…. but WOW, do they really kick in once you have them memorized so well you can do them without even thinking about them, and just flow through them. Well or at least the Original (Jiang Rong Quiao) form. I’ll just assume it is the same with the other ones too ;). It seems once you have done the form so much that it is second nature, that the energies start to flow as they should.

I have found some things which make circle walking work so much better as well, but I don’t think they are things which are discussed in public. I guess I could summarize it under “rooting”.

Love morning Bagua :)

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It is such an awesome way to start the day :).