Tai Chi QiGong (Shibashi style)
Practicing Qi Gong relaxes and energizes at the same time, and practicing with a group amplifies that many times, even when the group is online.
Tai Ji QiGong Shibashi combines the flowing movements of Tai Ji (“Tai Chi”) with the breath and simplicity of QiGong (“Chi Gong”). It can be practiced anywhere in any clothes, standing or seated. It is modifiable and accessible for everyone – the breath alone has many healing benefits.
Deborah guides the movements and gives gentle reminders to relax, focus, imagine, and feel to deepen the benefits of the practice. She also suggests hints and modifications to protect and suit our unique bodies. We begin and end by connecting with ourselves and each other to magnify the benefit of the practice. Deborah does her best to be outside in a beautiful place, connecting to nature!
Practicing QiGong (which means energy work) stimulates the flow of energy through the body’s fascia/meridians, enhancing vitality, mood, and longevity. It is quite helpful for hypertension, digestive issues, and back/shoulder issues.
In 1991, the United Nations Development Programme recommended the promotion of Taiji Qigong Shibashi worldwide, and it is promoted as a 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