What is Shibashi – 18 Form Tai Chi Qigong Part II?
Shibashi (18 movements in Chinese), also known as 18 Form Tai Chi Qigong, is one of the most popular Qigong sets in the world. Developed and refined in the early 1980s by Professor Lin Houshen and Master He Weiqi at the Shanghai Hospital, these movements are suitable for practice with modifications by anyone regardless of age and can be done sitting or standing.
Originally developed for people convalescing from a variety of ailments, its popularity has spread around the world as a regular regimen for health improvement and maintenance.
Tai Chi Qigong 18 Form Part II is designed for conditioning the body. It is gentle on the body and much easier to learn than a traditional Tai Chi form but still places emphasis on synchronizing the movements with proper breathing techniques
The rocking motions and stretching movements gently massage the internal organs, stimulate the energy meridians, move the major joints, and improve circulation and digestion. The exercises and controlled breathing are good for the heart, lungs, and many other chronic issues. It reduces mental stress and physical tension carried in the muscles of the body. This exercise is safe, effective, practiced around the world, and is considered a national health exercise in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Common Benefits of this Practice
- Improved Health
- Increased Energy, Agility and Flexibility
- Loosens and Strengthens Joints and Muscles
- Controls Weight
- Rejuvenates Body, Mind and Spirit
- Reduces Stress
- Improves Concentration and Intuitive Abilities
- Controls Emotions
Dates: March 24, 2017
Times: 830 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Tai Chi Monroe, 148 N Monroe St, Monroe, MI 48162
Registration Fee $100 includes Shibashi – 18 Form Tai Chi Part II resource book, completion certificate, and bottled water To address any special dietary needs – each participant should bring their own snacks. Detailed directions and hotel information if needed will be sent to all registered participants who are traveling from out of town.
No prior experience is required for attending this workshop – all participants are welcome. At the end of the workshop, beginners will have enough information to start this practice at home. Experienced practitioners will gain more depth, knowledge, and understanding on each of the moves. Anyone will enjoy learning and practicing this 18 Form Tai Chi Qigong set of moves.
A completion certificate will be issued at the end of the class.
Please wear loose comfortable clothing and flat shoes suitable for exercise. No flip flops or open back sandals.
This Workshop is designed for:
- Tai chi students or teachers
- Exercise instructors
- Physical/Occupational Therapist
- Sports medicine professionals
- Nurses and other health care professionals
- Others interested in tai chi or qigong
Over 500 published medical research articles show the practice of tai chi and qigong has excellent health benefits and very low risk of injury. Many doctors are now recommending these programs to their patients.