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Tai Chi QiGong (Shibashi style)

Practicing Qi Gong relaxes and energizes at the same time, and practicing with a group amplifies the benefit, even online. 

Tai Chi QiGong combines the flowing movements of Tai Chi with the breath and simplicity of QiGong (“Chi Gong”).  It can be practiced anywhere in any clothes, standing or seated, and is modifiable for everyone – the breath alone has many healing benefits.

Deborah adds her own style and visualization as she guides the movements, giving gentle reminders to relax, focus, and imagine to deepen the benefits of the practice. She suggests modifications to protect and suit our unique bodies.  

Practicing QiGong stimulates the flow of energy through the body’s fascia/meridians, enhancing vitality, mood, and longevity.  It is quite helpful for balance, hypertension, stress management, digestive issues, osteoarthritis, musculokeletal pain, and shoulder tightness. 

In 1991, the United Nations Development Programme recommended the promotion of QiGong worldwide, and it is promoted as a key health exercise by the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.

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"The connection to others peaceful energy is real and strong!  The biggest benefit I’ve discovered has been the meditative calmness that I feel afterward.  QiGong has enabled me to tap into the gentle healing potential in myself and helps me to share my best self with others. The meditative QiGong breath and movement can be a comfort to me even when I’m not standing or participating in Deborah’s class. I’ve used it to help me on nights when I have difficulty calming my mind to rest or sleep.  Instead of tossing and turning in bed, I begin my QiGong breath and imagine myself moving.  The skills I have been practicing calm my mind and relax my body so that rest or sleep is possible." in-person and online participant

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