The Mysterious Healing Powers of Energy Bagua

Harness the energy of nature, earth and universe to promote better well-being.

Have you ever seen people walking around trees and wondered what were they doing?

This was my first impression when I took a walk early in the morning at 5+am at Bishan Park in a bid to recover from my health predicament in early July 2022.

Coincidentally, a few days later, my mum told me that the people were practicing Energy Bagua after she read about it in the papers.

She kept telling me that it was a very good exercise which has helped many people to improve their health and recover from incurable conditions like Parkinson's.

I was sceptical initially as I don't believe that such a simple act of walking in circles around a tree could treat diseases.

However, I decided to research more about it as I was looking for a natural solution to boost the recovery of my health condition.

I watched a few videos on Youtube and found out that the practice was taught by Grandmaster Jinbohdi who learnt the art from Grandmaster Ren.

He actually simplified the practice for common folks like us to be able to grasp and reap its benefits.

Upon reading more about it on the website, https://www.energy-bagua.com/en/ and listening to the testimonials of people who overcame untreatable conditions like Parkinson’s through regular practice of Energy Bagua, I felt there’s hope for my situation as well.

Therefore, I decided to take a step further to get some proper guidance on how to do it right.

What is Energy Bagua?

It is a simple yet effective wellness method which is easy to learn.

Once we begin walking, our health will start to improve.

The practice deploys the concept of yin and yang.  

Regular practice replenishes and balances the vital energy in our body to promote well-being since a lot of illnesses are associated with a lack of vital energy.

It’s important to persist with the practice as it will take at least 100 days of consistent practice to reap its benefits.

How is it done?

The practice is broken down into 3 key phases.

1. Warm up with Energy Bagua Aerobics

Key things to note before you begin.

1. Choose a spacious environment

2. Wear loose, soft and breathable clothing

3. Wear sports shoes with cushioning that is not too thick.

4. You shouldn't do the exercise when you are very hungry or just had your meals. It is fine to perform it 40 minutes after a meal.

5. Practice for 1-3 times a day is fine. If you are under 40, you can practice up to 10 times, it's fine as well. For those above 40, 3 to 4 times a day is fine as everyone's physique is different.

There are 4 key movements in this aerobics routine that will bring significant health benefits.

Performing them on a regular basis will promote the proper functioning of all our internal organs.

1. Punch and kick

A self-defensive move that promotes muscle development in your arms, chest, shoulders.

Your limbs will be more agile. 

Your body coordination will improve.

2. Archery exercise

It's good for strengthening our hips and waistline.

3. Knee strike

A defensive move for escaping an attack from an enemy.

It strengthens our limps, promotes metabolism, detoxification etc.

4. Move the mountain and push palms

Helps to correct spinal issues.

Releases the vital energy channels in the body to promote well-being.

2. Start of practice

You will walk in circles around the tree for 12 cycles.

Each cycle lasts for 5 minutes and you will change direction.

There are 3 hand strokes to take note:

1. Yin-Yang Palms

You always start the practice with Yin-Yang Palms.

2. Double-Yang (Shuang-Yang) Palms

This is carried out at the start of the second cycle after you turn.

You will typically do for 1 round before changing it to Dragon Palms.

3. Dragon (Qing-Long) Palms

This is carried out after walking around the tree once.

3. Closing meditation

This is important for helping your body absorb energy and should not be skipped.

The duration of the entire practice is about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Where can I learn Energy Bagua?

Although there are videos from Grandmaster Jinbodhi demonstrating how the practice can be done in a very detailed fashion, I felt it’s still better to have teachers correct my movements while I am learning.

So I went ahead to find out whether I can learn the practice in Singapore.

Upon searching on the website, https://www.energy-bagua.com/en/worldwide/, I found out there are 2 locations where I can learn this practice.

Singapore Bodhi Meditation Center

Tel: +65-6299-1262   

Email: enquiry@mabsg.com   

Address: 896 Dunearn Road #02-02/03 Singapore 589472

Singapore Longevity Center

Tel: +65-6513-1311   

Email: enquiry@mabsg.com   

Address: 20 Upper Circular Road, The Riverwalk #01-39/41, Singapore 058416  

As Upper Circular Road was closer to my place, I decided to learn from Singapore Longevity Center.

The name of the program is Energy Bagua Elementary Class.

You have to go down physically to the centre to register for the program.

I would suggest giving the centre a call to check for the program's availability before visiting the centre.

It cost me $200 when I registered for the class on 11 July 2022.

My program was held from 25 July to 31 July 2022.

It was 7 days straight in the evening from 7 pm – 9.30 pm.

There are morning and afternoon classes available.

You can refer to this webpage, https://www.puti.sg/en/class-events-en/ for the available classes.

Be sure to register early as they are offering the classes for free now in view of the pandemic situation which has affected the income of many individuals.

I am very grateful to Grandmaster JinBohdi for having a passionate heart to serve people.

How to prepare for the class?

It is advisable to not have a heavy meal before the class.

You can eat until you are 70% full at least an hour before the class.

Bring a water bottle.

Wear loose clothing that you are comfortable in.

Bring along a jacket as it may get a bit cold.

My experience after attending the class

The teachers are very well trained and able to provide very clear instructions to help me get accustomed to the practice.

They were very patient and understanding of my current health condition and provided suggestions on how I can benefit more from the practice.

I also invested in the Energy Bagua book to learn more about the practice.

You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the 7 days class.

certificate of completion cover

What to expect after completing the Energy Bagua elementary class?

You will be assigned to a location that is nearest to your home to continue the practice.

Each location will have a few teachers that will continue to guide you in your practice.

It is recommended for you to continue the practice daily for 108 days to start reaping the benefits of this practice.

It is not something that happens overnight so don’t expect a miracle.

Refrain from washing your hands immediately after the practice. Wait for at least 30 minutes. 

Drink warm water after the practice if you are thirsty.

You can download the Grandmaster App to track your progress and recap your learnings.

bishan park
Bishan Park - The place where I am walking energy bagua with our group members every morning. If you want to join us, you can drop me a message using my contact form.

What participants are saying?

Better quality of sleep and less pain in their body are some common benefits derived from the 7 days class.

I actually experienced lesser lower back discomfort after attending a few days of the class.


I have shortlisted some commonly asked questions that are not related to the movements in the practice from the book, Energy Bagua.

You can refer to them below.

Will walking Energy Bagua hurt my knees?
Yes if you do it with the wrong posture. 

For instance, the toes point outward or overly inward, causing the knees to twist, or if too much force is placed on the knees and the knees are used to direct the legs forward, then the knees are placed under pressure and pain can result. 

Hence, it is important to relax your knees and put the body’s weight on the soles of your feet, and use the toes to grip the ground.

Therefore, you should walk in a relaxed state and don’t force yourself to bend your knees. 

Do it naturally according to your physical ability. 

Be sure to do your warm up exercises before starting the practice to reduce your chances of injury.
Can we sit in meditation immediately after walking Energy Bagua?
After completing the Closing Exercises, one can immediately sit in meditation. 

Energy Bagua is not a strenuous exercise, it is rather relaxing. 

The nourishment process has already calmed down our breathing, pulse, body and mind, leaving us feeling deeply peaceful. 

So, if we follow this with sitting in meditation, or practising The Meditative of Greater Illumination, we will feel wonderful sensations.
How long does it usually take to feel results?
Usually after practising Energy Bagua for a month, or even just a few days for some, one can start to feel positive results. 

However, there is no such thing as a “cure-all”.

If you want to be healthy, you will need to take self-cultivation seriously. 

You should practice one hour each day for at least one hundred and eight days to build a good foundation. 

After that, if you can continue to practice every day, then in a few years there will be obvious positive results with your health.
How long should I walk Energy Bagua each time?
Generally speaking, it’s best to walk for one hour in accordance with the Energy Bagua Daily Practice Guide CD. 

However, if it’s difficult for you to find an hour for practice, you can split the session into thirty minutes in the morning and another thirty minutes in the evening. 

If you only practice fifteen minutes each time, it won’t be enough to bring about a lot of positive results. 

Thus, I suggest practicing at least half an hour each time.
Is it better to walk Energy Bagua along with others?
For beginners, walking in a group under the guidance of a qualified Energy Bagua teacher will facilitate more progress than walking alone as the energy field is stronger in a group. 

Group members encourage each other, which also helps you persist in long-term practice.
Is it okay to walk Energy Bagua when there is thunder and lightning?
Most people feel uneasy during a thunderstorm, so don’t walk Energy Bagua in these conditions. 

In fact, do not do anything related to self-cultivation in such weather. 

However, we can walk Energy Bagua in the rain. Rain is good for the body. If your constitution isn’t weak, you don’t need to avoid the rain. 

Self-cultivation is about cultivating our body and mind, including our willpower and perseverance. 

So, when it drizzles, we can practice in the drizzle. If it’s quick storm, we can wait until it passes before continuing our practice. 

After practicing in the rain, we need to quickly change into dry clothes to avoid catching a cold.
What benefits can Energy Bagua bring to children and young people?
It helps them to build a focused mind since children and young people are easily distracted.
Can women walk Energy Bagua during their menstrual period?
Yes, they can.
Can pregnant women walk Energy Bagua?
Yes. I think it’s good for the fetus. 

However, it still advisable for you to check with your doctor first. 

Then decide to what extend you want to walk.
I have just started to walk Energy Bagua. What should I be aware of to achieve better results?
1. The correct posture: The correct posture can prevent injury and enhance positive results.

2. Visualization: Follow the guidance on visualization and receive incredible benefits.

3. Familiarity with the reminders: Following the Energy Bagua Daily Practice Guide will help us to better concentrate the qi.

4. Keep simple thoughts: We walk Energy Bagua with a grateful heart; the purer the mind, the more sensitive we are to intuition.

5. Choose a suitable Energy Bagua tree: Try to choose a tree with a straight trunk that is healthy and flourishing; do not choose weak, old or poisonous tree.

6. Persistence: "Walk Energy Bagua every day and live to ninety-nine” – persistence is the key.
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