I have heard many times the story of an injured martial artist who discovers deeper levels of understanding as they use their art to rebuild their bodies. I started out my training injured. My main objective during that time was to repair the damage from years spent sitting in front of a computer. Staying healthy is still a big part of why I keep training, and I love helping others reach their optimal health.
Ba Gua Zhang presents a way to interact with the innate intelligence of the body. This intelligence is beyond the brain power of any human or machine. Every practice session is a journey of discovery where the found treasure is beyond human imagination. I love that and want to share that experience with others.
Long-term practice continuously develops perception, enriching everyday life. When there exists a way to enhance every experience, how can one not embrace such a practice?