Walking the infinity 8 (bagua)

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Walking the infinity 8 (bagua)

Postby cloudz on Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:01 pm

So hey

Learnt this ages ago from a wonderful teacher
Picked it up again lately like it just came back to me
My bagua is pretty rusty but I figure I might be ready for it now

Question

Anyone doing this practice?

Comments tips and advices most welcome

Thanks guys
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Re: Walking the infinity 8 (bagua)

Postby cloudz on Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:33 pm

No one?
Ok
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Re: Walking the infinity 8 (bagua)

Postby Subitai on Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:25 pm

it's Midnite for me here and I just logged on...

Im just curious about your Infinity 8 ? I do some bagua but I confess to being confused because I've never heard of your term "infinity 8" Is that another term for 8 palm changes?

When you ask for tips do you mean with bagua basics, in circle walking, in stepping or form work?

I know I started with footwork ...tedious footwork and learning single & double palm change 1st...then endlessly repeat!

Just on those topics there's a ton of info out there i.e. books and videos...let alone Youtube stuff.
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Re: Walking the infinity 8 (bagua)

Postby Tom on Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:43 am

George, if you mean walking a figure 8 pattern while holding an upper body position, I do this quite a bit, essentially as two adjacent circles and doing a change where the two circles are tangent. One circle goes clockwise and the other anticlockwise. This provides relief from the grind of continuous turning in the same direction, just like a regular palm change done on the circle.
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Re: Walking the infinity 8 (bagua)

Postby D_Glenn on Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:50 am

Isn’t that more like walking a yin yang symbol pattern within a normal circle?

That seems like it could be good for the basin postures where both arms are identical and you wouldn’t need to do any changes. Just endure for as long as you can but quit knowing that you got an equal amount of twisting practice on each side of your body.

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Re: Walking the infinity 8 (bagua)

Postby greytowhite on Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:19 am

I was taught that as a prerequisite to 9 Palaces. Then we expanded it to a triple loop and so forth.
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Re: Walking the infinity 8 (bagua)

Postby cloudz on Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:52 pm

Yes Tom that’s what I meant,
Rather than walk the circle, you walk the 8 / or sign for infinity (if u like )
Pretty cool, and yes have been using a few of the mother palm position
Whilst doing the changes at the ‘crossroads’,so to speak
Like it, it’s a fun practice, bit more interesting than the circle I think
Enjoy it

Funny thing was it wasn’t something I planned, just thought I’d start a little bagua
And without thinking just started doing it
Then again it has been an odd time for me recently


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