much-awaited series on the internal side of Bagua Circular.Purchase one at a time or get the full set here
A lot of people often say that Bagua is not as internal as Taiji, or that it
takes longer to get it, but for the most part this is only due to the way Bagua
In Bagua you learn to control your physical movements first, building that much
needed strength and stability, as well as timing and coordination.
Once the physical movements have been learnt to a comfortable level, you can
then start on your path of “Finding the Qi” A lot of the time people are
not shown this softer internal side of the Bagua, so the student either takes
forever to find the Qi, or sometimes not at all.
The easiest way to find your Qi, feel it and become in touch with it, is to
take away anything else that you might usually feel, such as pressure on the
muscles, stretch, torque, flexion, etc.
When we take away these external components from our movement, we are far more
likely to feel something inside, since the sensation is not being masked by the
So, Eli takes you through the form showing how to get this softer calmer
approach to happen and attain “Stillness” Sometimes doing postures in different
ways to better enhance this effect.
Eli shares his 20 years of practice, tips on how he was able to get deeper into
his internal side.
This however does not mean that you must do your form soft and slowly for it to
be internal, far from it.
The form is still just as much internal when you do it with a more Yang
approach, larger with more twist and stretch.
Some people may even feel they find their Qi in the Yang way more easily.
But for most people it is easier to find the Qi in the Yin way, this is why for
the videos we start here.
Following this set of 5 videos will come the Yang approach.
Who should start learning this way of moving?
Anyone who feels they are comfortable with at least the basic way of doing the
physical movements of the form. So, this way of moving can be layered into
either the basic or advanced principle of the form.