Tai chi Qigong Shibashi is a gentle and flowing exercise routine that is deeply relaxing as well as having many health benefits. It combines the key elements of Qigong and Tai chi, such as relaxed, gentle flowing movement, use of the breath plus benefits to mental and physical health. It can also be practised standing or seated, depending on a person’s level of mobility or any physical conditions.
Your instructor, Mark Lythgoe, is one of a few practitioners in the UK to have been certified by the originator of the Taichi Qigong Shibashi system, Professor Lin Housheng, so classes run by Qigong4Health follow his original authentic system.
Taichi Qigong consists of 18 forms practised as a flowing sequence and any one of the forms can be practiced on its own. It is easily learnt and notes and illustrations are provided to help remember the forms. For those who want to develop further there are second and third sets of Tai Chi Qigong, which expand on the first set and provide a greater selection of movements to benefit from!
The complete shibashi pattern takes about 15 to 20 minutes depending on your speed of movement and the number of repetitions of each form.
It’s suitable for all groups and all ages – and you are never to old to start – many people in their 70’s and 8o’s practice Shibashi!
Qigong4Health intend to introduce Tai chi Qigong Shibashi classes in the Belper, Derbyshire, area soon, so keep an eye on our website classes page for further updates!