I-Ching “Book of Changes” for Life Philosophy, Martial Arts, and Tao Harmony

I-Ching series (work in progress) for all aspects of life, martial arts, medicine, philosophy, Tao.

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Meditate, ask a sincere question, and cast the I-Ching using the 3 coin method. If you don’t know the 3 coin method find out here.

Read the Hexagrams below from your cast. If it changed into another hexagram, read that one too!

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Martial: the martial portion is based on 3 things. 1: the 64 Hou tiens of Gao’s linear Bagauzhang. These represent martial principle and movement concepts. See book reference at bottom of page” “Walking the I-Ching” for complete info. If you know the 64 Houtien’s, more power to you, practice them diligently!!. The Taiji: these are the postures you can stand/hold or drill over and over, combine them into a practice. Bagua: these are the Animal forms you can walk and change into or use as a standing meditation postures/qigong.

Medical: only lists the channel/vessel. It is NOT for acupuncture self treatment, a professional acupuncture/herbalist should do so. Your body is unique and a doctor needs to determine your treatment strategy. We are only listing the channels used in Chinese i-ching medical theory. What you might be able to do, is when holding postures, understand those skin areas, muscular/tendon regions, channels, and vessels as a form of Neijia (inner work) training that is described. For example: Tai Yang is the back/dorsal side of the body and posterior part of arm. Meridian tracing massage may be useful as well.

Gallery of Medical channels and muscle regions (almost all of them)

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I-Ching Hexagram interpretation Below:

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i-ching-18-20

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I-ching24-26

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I-ching_33-35

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Gallery of ‘Tai Chi’ postures from the Yang Style of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan)

Further reading:
Tai Chi Chuan and I-Ching by Da Liu.

Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chang: Park Bok-Nam

Walking the I-Ching by Allen Pittman

The book of Changes and the Unchanging Truth: Master Ni Hua Ching.

I-Ching, new interpretation for modern times. by Sam Reifler

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Coach Matt Stampe is a Database Administrator and I.T. professional. In the world of Bodywork, he has been a Massage Therapist, and is currently a student at Virginia University of Oriental Medicine (VUOM.edu). He has taught hundreds of people Authentic Tai Chi Kung fu for over 25 years at places including: Kung fu schools, Parks and Recreation centers, Chinese schools, Martial arts clubs, MMA/Boxing gyms, and Acupuncture Universities. He has positively impacted peoples lives whether for health, sport, strength, and spirit. As a true combat athlete and fighter, he teaches realistic methods so people can be confident to defend themselves. (without all the woo-woo mystical BS.)
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