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 "early winter" which can produce days filled with either excessive humidity or overly dry conditions. Practicing circle walking or standing still with outstretched arms and the palms facing upwards, drinking plenty of fluids, as well as chrysanthemum, eagle vision, chamomile, huangjuhua, or related teas or elixirs can help the transition from autumn to 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.
The T'ai Chi Power Combo! Our T'ai Chi Power Combo combines Two Complete Video Series in One: The Power Push Hands Video Series (Single Hands, Double Hands, Moving Push Hands, and Self-Defense Concepts) with The Wu T'ai Chi Power Training Video Series (includes 3 Wu Style T'ai Chi Inner Door Sets, Hand and Spear Power Cultivation, Deriving Power from Form's Practice, and Integrating Power in Push Hands)
We have combined two of our best stand alone Chi Kung instructional videos to create the Chi Kung Duo (Ancient vs. Modern). The Swimming Dragon Chi Kung, is thought to have originated with the Yellow Emperor, and, with one look at its shapes and simplicity of movements (based on the Five Elemental Phases) it's easy to conclude that this may very likely be something special that has survived the ages-not to mention the fact that some people swear by the wonders it does for their spine and posture. The Soaring Crane Chi Kung was created by Zhao Jin Xiang in the 1970s, and is one of the most popular forms of Chi Kung the world over. With its specific focus on therapeutic points, patience, and stillness in movement, it rivals the chi cultivation sets of the ancients. The unique "sixth section" (or, Advanced Meditation) is a marvel amongst any and all Chi Kung practices. While we don't advocate practicing two types of Chi Kung at the same time, these two popular and useful forms of Chi Kung practice, that we have combined in the "Chi Kung Duo" are certainly worth utilizing to compare, contrast, and ultimately cultivate.