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Baguazhang and Change

Baguazhang and Change

One of the greatest challenges when learning Baguazhang is remembering that it is primarily concerned with change. Constant change is the only key principle of Baguazhang that sets it aside from other arts. The internal engine of the system is remarkably similar to...
A Short Feng Shui Consultation

A Short Feng Shui Consultation

One of the many arts closely connected with the tradition of Daoism is Feng Shui or literally ‘Wind and Water’. This is the art of time and placement with regards to both Yang dwellings (homes) and Yin dwellings (graves). As with many ancient practices it...
Window of the Heavens Points

Window of the Heavens Points

There are many different classifications of points within Chinese medicine, some are commonly used and some less so. One of the more misunderstood classifications of points are the ‘Windows of the Heavens Points’. Unlike many of the other point...
Bi Gu (辟谷) – Giving Up Food…

Bi Gu (辟谷) – Giving Up Food…

An important aspect of Daoist alchemical practice is Bi Gu (辟谷) or ‘abstaining from grains’. The term often appears within books on the internal arts but there is rarely anything in the way of further discussion of what the term actually means. In many cases the term...
The Fire Rooster Year

The Fire Rooster Year

January 28th sees the end of the lunar year of the monkey and the beginning of the year of the Fire Rooster. For many, the monkey year has been challenging and unpredictable and so many have been hoping for a somewhat more steady time in 2017. Unfortunately the year...