Shibashi 1 Zoom class
*** Beginners welcome ***
Every Thursday 4pm to 5pm
Shibashi is a gentle, flowing Qigong exercise routine that is both a joy to do and deeply relaxing. It is based on movements from the Yang style Tai Chi choreographed into a smooth, continuously flowing sequence of eighteen gentle repetitive movements that are precisely synchronised with deep, relaxed breathing.
There are eighteen exercises in Shibashi 1 and the whole exercise routine takes around twenty minutes to perform. Information on Shibashi is shown below.
The Shibashi 1 sequence is very popular and every week we learn one of the eighteen exercises. The exercises themselves are simple to do and learn, but achieving the deeper understanding of how to do them with relaxed and mindful precision takes a little longer.
Anyone new joining now will be able to join in and quickly catch up on the basics of how to do the exercises and slowly pick up on the deeper understanding of the earlier exercises.
Shibashi is performed on the spot and is ideal for remote learning on Zoom. All you need is to be able to operate Zoom on your computer, laptop or iPad. Ideally there should be enough space in front of your computer for it to video all of you with your hands held above your head.
Those registered for the class receive an email with joining instructions a day before each class.
A link to a recording is available after the class.
A Shibashi 2 Zoom class will follow in the Spring.
Please pay the fees at least two hours before the class.
Classes cost £9 each, when you buy a block of 5 classes for £45.
Alternatively you can pay-on-the day where the cost of each class is £10.
Payment may be made by bank transfer or Paypal, further information on payment will be sent to those registering for the class.
Shibashi brings a merging of mind and body, reduces stress and physical tension in the muscles and leads to a heightened awareness of the body and Qi flows. It improves flexibility and suppleness, and benefits circulation, lungs, joints, muscles and digestion.
Shibashi is very effective and easy to learn. Very little motivation is required to maintain Shibashi as a daily routine because this gentle, beautiful, flowing sequence is exceptionally pleasurable and provides a prolonged feeling of wellbeing.
The gentle movements doubled by the rhythmic breathing are suitable for people of all ages. When done correctly it does not put too much stress on muscles and joints and can even be practiced sitting down.
It is practiced around the world by over ten million people, and is considered a national health exercise in Malaysia and Indonesia.
In China, all one hundred thousand students of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are required to study Shibashi, which is currently the most popular and fastest growing Qigong in the world.
Shibashi is best learnt in class as an instructor will explain its many nuances and ensure you learn it correctly and precisely. In class you gain awareness of the underlying principles, and feedback on how well you are performing and coordinating the movements and breathing.