I practice and teach the Taiji Shibashi as #trueqigong – This is probably one of the most practiced qigong on the planet but the vast majority of people practicing it are not doing Qigong. They are moving their arms and legs about in the manner of slowed down aerobics………….. They are not moving their Qi.
Qigong is about moving Qi. It is the art, the skill, of moving the Qi the Yi (brain), using willpower. It is not a physical exercise. It is an Internal exercise that uses physical movement as one of its tools.
In this course you will learn:
- How to move the Qi.
- Where it is supposed to be moving.
- How to “listen” to the Qi, have passive awareness of it.
It is through that passive awareness that you can go on and become more efficient at moving the Qi. That is how the practitioner builds up the skill of Qigong.
If you just want to learn how to move your arms and legs about in slow motion this is not the course for you. If you want to learn Qigong. If you want to learn to move the Qi, how to appreciate that movement and how to gain from that movement………….. This is where you want to be.
Online Qigong: The Taiji Shibashi
This course includes:
8 hours on-demand video
29 downloadable resources
Full lifetime access (covered by the Udemy lifetime access guarantee)
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of Completion
Discount price: £29.99 (Normally £59.99)
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- “Excellent, thorough course with many bonus materials. Des has a relaxed and friendly teaching style, very accessible and great to have such a thorough view on movement, breath and the qi itself.” K.D.
- “Have really enjoyed this excellent course. Des teaches in a clear very informative way and his enthusiasm shines through. Will definitely be purchasing more of his courses in the future” P.C.
- “have been doing taichi for 40 years and shibashi for 30 including some teaching this course is easily the best thought out and presented i have seen, well done les” [sic] R.S.
- “This is by far the most beneficial online learning that I have ever done. The volume of content and credentials of the instructor outweigh hundreds of other options on this, and other platforms. It has the potential to cheer you up and change your life, let alone your day! I hope that either the Summary, or the final move (18) can be viewed as a preview here, so that laymen can appreciate what is inside this piece of work. A follow on course by the same teacher, on Acupressure points would be a real boon.” S.H.
What Will I Learn?
- The stances used in the Taiji Shibashi: Wuji Stance, Horse Riding Stance, Bow Stance and Empty Stance.
- The proper breathing technique.
- Kua opening exercises.
- The physical movements of the 18 exercises.
- The Internal movements of the 18 exercises.
- Listening exercises (passive awareness of Qi)
- No previous knowledge of Qigong required. This course is suitable for all levels.
The tuition is structured:
- Wuji Stance and breathing.
- Kua opening exercises.
- Each exercise taught in the order of: Stance, physical movement, breathing pattern, Qi movement, listening, common errors and transition from the previous exercise.
- Each exercise lesson also has a follow me video.
- Three videos, each of a six-exercise follow me.
- A transitions video.
- Listening exercises.
Question from Steven
Pushing to the Diagonals
I hope you are well.
In the Shibashi set, is there any scope for ‘bouncing’, as you’ve taught us in your excellent 5 elements course?
I have seen a few Asian practitioners bouncing rather nicely in both Wuji and Horse Riding stances, and I’m wondering if it’s a cultural difference or, I guess more importantly, if I do it myself, will it disrupt my listening. I rather enjoy it.
Answer from Des
There are many Qigong that use the “bouncing” as a physical means of opening the hip kua but that “bouncing” needs to be through the relaxed opening and not physically pushing.
Like you, I have seen this practice being used within the Shibashi but it is not the way that I was taught. The emphasis (kua) is of folding, during the sinking, and opening to start the movement to the other side. By practicing this way there is a deeper appreciation/understanding of the link between the kua and the Qi sinking through KD1.
I hope that this helps
Question from Vivi
I saw the video of LIn Hou Sheng doing the shibashi, and on the painting the rainbow, he said that bend left is inhalation, bend right exhalation. Your is different, and I assume that as the creator of shibashi, Lin Hou sheng cannot go wrong. what is your comment?
Answer from Des
Please watch the entire lesson and you will see that your question has already been answered. Also, these Qigong were all adapted from, or taken almost directly from Taiji. They were around for hundreds of years before Lin Hou Sheng brought them together as a set.
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