“You can live sixty days without eating food and two weeks without drinking water, but you’ll live only a few minutes without breathing air.”
Qigong Master Hung Yi-hsiang
What is Tai Chi Qigong (Shibashi 18)?
Qigong (or Chi Kung) means energy work and breathing skill. Qigong is an ancient Chinese art of integrating mindful movements, focused attention, body posture and breathing techniques.
Regularly practising the art of Qigong improves your health in general, makes you become more aware of your own energy, supports you in developing your spirituality and strengthens your physical, and internal power for your martial arts training.
You will notice body posture improvements, your attention is more focused, your breathing eases, your muscles loosen, you feel less stressful, your emotions are more balanced, your organ functions improve.
There are many different types of Qigong.
You learn the ‘Shibashi 18’ Taiji Qigong form when you join classes, a very easy to learn form for complete beginners. The 18 moves are based on ancient Taiji (or Tai Chi, a Chinese martial arts form) and Qigong (energy work) movements.
Classes are offered in London in various locations.
Tai Chi Qigong (Shibashi 18), suitable for complete beginners, can be practised by anyone regardless of age and fitness.
After each class you receive resources by email to support you in practising the movements at home.
Visit Qigong London for private one-to-one and small group tuition.
I run stress management sessions which include Qigong for businesses, organisations and schools.
Tai Chi Qigong is an effective way for managers and employees in the workplace to experience peace, calm and focus in a hectic environment resulting in higher productivity.
In schools and colleges exercising Tai Chi Qigong helps students, teachers and parents/carers to reduce (exam) fears and cope with daily pressures.
For therapists, counsellors, teachers, customer services officers, care and support workers and anyone dealing with people in an intensive way exercising Tai Chi Qigong can be beneficial in setting and maintaining boundaries. Practising Tai Chi Qigong is an effective form of self-care.
Businesses, organisations and schools can book an appointment for more information about Qi at Work programmes.
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