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simonthomas
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Baguazhang martial art is an extension of shamanic Taoism and Qigong. In the older shamanic qigong schools, there are multiple stepping patterns all for different purposes. The most popular is the connection of heaven and earth which consists of 3 connected spiral patterns (Like the carving at Newgrange) which represent the earth and possibly the 3 cauldrons and then the heaven pattern is stepped out which is the shape of the big dipper constellation stepped firstly outside the 3 spirals and then at the centre of the 3 spirals.
Qigong practitioners and martial artists are also shown how to pull power from the environment for healing and power, The techniques I use are all static postures as in no stepping patterns.