Here is a link to an article about spirals embedded in the anatomy of the human body. Bagua is of course known for it’s spiral (or helical) movement. The article is one of many great ones from Simon Thakur.
I know Simon Thakur because he is a fellow student of my teacher Luo. Of course there is more to him than this.
Simon went to Taiwan because like many of us he entered the labyrinth of body-mind technologies, following or finding a thread in the bewildering mix of dogma, mysticism, wishful thinking and interesting abilities.
Simon has been pulling at that thread for years, and it has lead him out of the labyrinth…and into the jungle!
It’s as easy to get lost in the jungle as in the labyrinth, but you can see the sky, it is a lot less lonely and it demands careful foot placement.
Welcome to the world of Ancestral movement.
I’m really happy to share Simon’s research because it’s rare to find someone who is open to the broadest and most ‘cosmic’ implications, is very capable of applying a filter of scientific rigour, and can communicate in a way that alternates poetic with down to earth skeptical and irreverent.
For example in the link Simon starts by underlining his distrust of mysticky buzzwords ‘the human body as a singularity’ and then curates a host of resources who’s implications for movement run deep.
Can Baguazhang practise provide a way to move in harmony with this spiral anatomy? Will moving this way transform the body on many different levels, unlock freedom, healing, and cosmic connection?
I think Simon and I are both open on these ideas. There is a lot going on it can be crime against possibility to get complacent about the complexity by being too sure that one has found ‘the ultimate approach’. However it’s not so smart to ignore this information, it’s too enriching, aesthetically pleasing and practically applicable.
Anyway, enjoy Simon’s work and if he ever comes to Europe you’ll see it here!