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Qigong (Chi Kung)?
'Qi' or 'Chi' means energy. In Yoga, it is
called 'Prana'. 'Gong' or 'Kung' means work. Therefore, Qigong means
the exercise of your internal energy. It is a 5,000-year-old Chinese
healthcare modality that has both endured the test of time and is making
a tremendous resurgence at the threshold of the 21st Century. The
benefits of Qigong are increasingly recognized for enhancing fitness in
mind and body, developing vitality for sports and sex, and helping in
the cure of stress as well as degenerative and chronic diseases.
Literally millions practice Qigong in China and around the world each
day to successfully treat diseases ranging from hypertension to cancer.
Is Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) a form of
Tai Chi Chuan commonly known as Tai Chi
is an internal martial art. However, the majority of Tai Chi
practitioners just treat it as a slow dance. Without a solid Qigong
foundation, it is just a slow and gentle exercise. At best, you just
feel more relaxed and flexible by practicing it that way. Proper
breathing and meditative techniques as well as the use of 'qi' are the
keys to maximize the health benefits of Tai Chi.
People generally experience the health benefits when
practicing Qigong faster than when they practice Tai Chi.
Even the world famous Tai Chi grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang
recommends that people practice Qigong instead of Tai Chi
to gain health benefits if time is an issue. However,
practicing Tai Chi and Qigong at the same time is most
"I was practicing daily since Dec and it had
strengthened my hand injury. According to doctors I have seen, my hand
injury was an Occupational Overloaded Syndrome which needs alteration of
daily habits. Shibashi Qigong has helped me recover from relapse which
was really great as previous advice was just to avoid wrist-related
work. I was having a bad headache one day and it help to ease it too.
Another case on uncomfortable stomach was eased by practicing Shibashi
Qigong. Thank you for your magnanimous spirit."
- Luck Koong Bu of Singapore
Introduction to Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi
you call it Taiji Chi Kung Shibashi (shibashi means 18
movements in Chinese), Taiji Qigong in 18 Movements
or Eighteen Forms of Tai Chi Chi Kung, it is one of the most
popular Qigong in the world.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi was
developed by Professor Lin Hou-Sheng in 1979. Professor Lin is 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.
practicing Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi in China
Lin is well known in China and has published more than ten books.
In 1980 he developed a technique for successfully using Qigong as the
only anesthesia needed in surgical operations: no anesthetics, no
acupuncture needles just "qi" energy. His scientific studies on Qigong
healing have been published in the prestigious journal Nature (Vol.
275,1978). Master Lin has also personally given qigong healing
treatments to high-ranking Chinese officials such as president Jiang
Left: Master Lin demonstrates Shaolin kung fu
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi is a Qigong which
is 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 18 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.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi 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. This
Qigong is very effective and easy to learn. It is practiced around the
world by over 10 million people, and is considered a national health
exercise in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Tens of thousands practicing Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi together at a stadium in Malaysia
Some benefits of Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi:
- Improves Health
- Increases Energy, Agility and
- Loosens and Strengthens Joints and
- Controls Weight
- Rejuvenates Body, Mind and Spirit
- Reduces Stress
- Improves Concentration and Intuitive
- Controls Emotions
- Easy to Learn