Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi was developed by Professor Lin Hou-Sheng in 1979, a renowned Qigong Master, scientist and Master Healer. His remarkable credentials include Professor of the College of Chinese Medicine in Shanghai, Director of Qigong Research Institute in China and Honorary President of the International Society of Natural Cures.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi is a Qigong exercise based on the philosophy of Tai Chi and extracts some of the best movements from the Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. It places emphasis on synchronizing the eighteen movements with proper breathing techniques. It is a gentle, beautiful and flowing Qigong exercise routine that is both a joy to do and deeply relaxing.
It is designed to improve the general health and wellbeing 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. And the overall effect of the exercise is to reduce mental stress and physical tension carried in the muscles of the body.
The exercises are very effective and easy to learn.
The routine is practiced around the world by over 10 million people, and is considered a national health exercise in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Our class places an emphasis on synchronizing the eighteen movements with deep diapragmatic breathing techniques. The movements are all done naturally and gently, remaining relaxed and fluid throughout, flowing from one to the next without pause.
These exercises are suitable for participants of all ages and abilities, and participants may choose to sit or stand as needed.