What is Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi?

Shibashi means 18 movements in Chinese. This set is also known as Tai Ji Chi Kung Shibashi, Tai Ji Qigong in 18 movements or Eighteen Forms of Tai chi Qi Kung.

Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi was developed by professor Lin Hou-Sheng in 1979. Professor Lin is a renowned Qigong master, scientist and master healer, it is based on the philosophy of Tai chi and extracts some of the best movements with proper breathing techniques. It is a gentle, beautiful and flowing Qigong exercise routine that is a joy to do and can be deeply relaxing. The body names given to each movement are translated from Chinese so you may see different but similar names in other text.

Tai chi Qigong Shibashi is designed to improve the flow and balance of Qi with in the body,

leading to a improvement in the general health and well being of the practitioner. The gentle

rocking motions and stretching movements improve circulation and digestion. The chest

exercises and controlled breathing are good for lung conditions and asthma. The overall effect of the set is to reduce mental stress and physical tension with in the body.

Each movement has specific health benefit, and the sequence is energetically balanced so each movement gently flows from one to the next, harmonising body movement and breath.

 

BENEFITS MAY INCLUDE:

. Improves health and increases energy, agility and flexibility.

. Loosens and strengthens joints and muscles.

. Rejuvenates body mind and spirit.

. Reduces stress and increases relaxation.

. Improves concentration intuitive abilities.

. Controls emotions

. Easy to learn and follow

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