The Lion is the most violent of all the Bagua animals. He is solemn, explosive and aggressive. His power is awesome and his organ is the head/mind. He represents 'Heaven'. His family member is the 'Father'. As with all of these animal forms, even in their Qi Awaking state, you must always keep in mind the animal they represent. You cannot simply do these movements as human beings. That is why the movements were formatted the way they are, so as to bring out the animal in us for self defense.
This form above all others will lead one into the contact with their 'Reptile Brain'. In order to do this form correctly, the Reptile Brain must be used. There is also a Qigong associated with this form for activation of the Reptile Brain. For this form, I always like to think of those pictures where the lion is leaping at a wilder beast as it goes by or turns. He/she is absolute aggression. We begin with the Lion Qigong method.