Because the Practically Perfect Pa Kua Primer, a brand new online course that teaches you how to do this ancient, magnificent, venerated, whirly-twirly, human-rotorblades Taoist martial art and manage the magic power it bestows upon the serious practitioner, I’d like to share bits of pertinent dialogue arising from people’s comments – because it’s bringing up interesting issues like how it affects your health, as it’s fabled for conferring huge longevity and the health and vigor to support it .
V asked me if Pa Kua is useful for people with adrenal fatigue and its debilitating symptoms of low energy, weakness and extreme tiredness.
As this condition in varying degrees is a fairly widespread phenomenon I felt to share the answer with you as follows (and I quote):
I can't think of a better remedy as it happens because the movements of Pa Kua specifically massage from within the kidneys and adrenals with all the twisting and turning and because you walk at your own pace for as long or short as you feel and can perform the entire form gently-gently when and as you feel like it, it doesn’t counterproductively put extra strain on them while trying to sorting them out.
It enables you to start at the energy level you're at and the momentum of the moves picks itself up by itself. Just go at your own pace, tempo and floppiness-levels and don’t push it.
As you’ll know if you looked at the Lu Zijian video last week – the 118-year-old grand master of the form, Pa Kua can’t be beaten for helping you live a long and healthy life. It’s famed for the way it spins chi both within and around you - counterclockwise and clockwise simultaneously - so powerfully it divests you of toxins, aches, pains, energy blocks, pathogens, oxidants and all sorts of human internal detritus that would otherwise age and scupper you.
And as with all Taoist methods – Qigongo, Tai Chi, Hsing I, White Crane, the internal alchemy, the acupressure, the Superhealing form and all the rest, it’s holistic in that it works your consciousness at the deepest level and grants you omniscience – the capacity to transcend the game of linear time altogether and see right through the illusion and all the artifice to what’s really going on – past, present and future. And aside from that and its superb effect on the lymphatic system derived from the internal spin motion, it works the muscles and joints, benefits the nervous system, vital organs and sense organs, makes you supple and limber graceful and elegant, and is also a damn effective form of self-defense.
I find that for me it opens all my joints stretches me across my back, and makes me so spritely I feel as if nothing can stop me or prevent my good fortune. It affords me a daily interlude of viscerally experiencing Tao right at the core of my sphere of existence and activity. And aside from all that walking the circle feels amazing – it’s the most magnificent meditative fun.
It’s literally a revolutionary way to great health so if you want to live long and strong and prosper – have a look at this Practically Perfect Pa Kua Primer – course starts Saturday – with special introductory price for the first group of students.
Glee & chi,