Shibashi Tai Chi-Chi Gung
Shibashi is an accessible practice of 18 movements derived from Chi Gung and Yang style Tai Chi. It combines breath with movement and flow making this a relaxing practice. The practice is low impact, putting minimal stress on joints and muscles. It is a great practice to start the day or end the day, promoting deep relaxation for the body, mind and soul. It is a moving meditative practice helping one centre and ground.
SUNDAY TAI CHI CHI GUNG CLASS
Every Sunday at 10 AM I run a Tai Chi Chi Gung class via Zoom and at the moment it is only £5 per session. To join simply click the button below – the link will take you to make a payment through PayPal. As soon as I have received the payment, I will send you a confirmation via e-mail. I look forward to seeing you!
Benefits of Shibashi Tai-Chi Chi-Gung
Boost the immune system
Boost oxygen intake
Help and support of breathing
Help to strengthen the aura/energy filed
Activates ones own self healing
Improves flexibility in joints and bones health
Improves balance and posture
Helps relieve stress
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should i practice Shibashi?
It is a low impact practice which help strengthen and develop posture, muscles, joints, breathing. It can be practiced sitting or standing.
How long dose it take to learn?
You can learn all movements within six weeks as they are easy postures.
Why are movements practiced 6 times?
It creates synchronisity with breath and movement. Breathing 6 times a minute is equivalent to 0.1Hz
Our body has many different rhythms. The most obvious is our heart. Its beat to beat changes produce its own rhythm. Our brainwave has its own rhythm. Our blood pressure oscillation produces its own rhythm and the pace at which we breathe produces our respiratory rhythm… etc. When all our bodily rhythms are in sync with each other, our bodies will produce a powerful resonant frequency. Studies have found that there are many positive effects both physically and emotionally when our bodies vibrate at this resonant frequency.
For human beings, the resonant frequency of our system is approximately 0.1 Hz. Studies also find that our systems naturally oscillate at its resonant frequency when we are actively feeling a sustained positive emotion such as appreciation, compassion, or love.
When and how often should i practice?
Build up to practicing twice a day, the most beautiful times are sunrise and sunset.
I practice Yoga how is this different?
Yoga is a great practice and I personally practice both as I get different benefits. The main difference is in yoga one stretches to relax, in Shibashi one relaxes to stretch. In yoga one gets into a pose and breathes, in Shibashi one uses the breath to energise the body and move. Poses are never held in Shibashi there is always a constant flow of movement. All movements are done from a standing position.