The 18 Movements of Tai Chi Qigong

If like me you come to The 18 Movements of Tai Chi Qigong (Or Shibashi as it is more commonly known) after practising Kung Fu or Tai Chi, you will probably find this form simplistic.

However, this simplicity of movement hides it’s effectiveness. I worked in Mental Health for 16 years and for 12 years taught this form to clients. At one point I was running 3 classes a week as the demand was so high. Why? Anecdotal evidence suggests that it reduces anxiety. People would report leaving feeling calmer than when they arrived. Also having a sense of control over their mental health also seemed to boost their self-esteem and confidence.

Unlike many Qigong forms that date back hundreds of years, the 18 Movements were developed in the 1980’s. Accredited to Lin Housheng, the form takes movements from other Tai Chi and Qigong forms. Each movement is repeated 6 times and flows smoothly into the next in a continuous stream that mirrors the flow of breath.

Pushing The Wave from The 18 Movements of Tai Chi Qigong (Shibashi Set 1)


World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

Saturday 24th April 2021 marks the twenty-second year of this global phenomena.

Starting in New Zealand at 10.00 am this event rolls around the world as each time zone reaches 10.00 am. Now encompassing 100’s of cities in over 80 nations with the slogan, “One World, One Breath” perhaps now – more than ever before – is the time to stand up and be part of  a healthier, more peaceful world.

Join me and take part in a practice that affects profound change in the Human Brain Nervous System.

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