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Baguazhang Application: "Heaven Palm"

Bagua’s Mother Palms are based on the eight basic shapes of heaven, lake, fire, thunder, wind, water, mountain, and earth that comprise the Bagua Trigrams. The Heaven Palm is characterized as a palm that faces up towards heaven, and is often used to lift, turn, or in this case intercept and bridge a path straight to the opponent’s neck across the venter superior and clavicular regions. Energetically, the Heaven Palm is often associated with the season of early winter, which ardent practitioners of Bagua begin preparing gradually for as early as summer and into early autumn. Practicing standing still or circle walking with the palms facing upwards, drinking plenty of fluids, such as spring water, chrysanthemum tea, eagle vision, or related elixirs can help the transition into winter be less disruptive. The internal arts of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua help promote balance, circulation, and flexibility. The Mother Palms are a simple practice that serve as a gateway to the classically circular martial art of Baguazhang.

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