Shibashi 18: Harmonising Movements for All Ages and Abilities

In today’s fast-paced world, finding a gentle yet effective way to maintain physical health and mental well-being is invaluable. Shibashi, a form Qi Gong movements, offers just that. This series of eighteen gentle movements is suitable for people of all ages and abilities, making it an accessible practice for everyone. Shibashi focuses on harmonizing the body’s energy, promoting overall health, and enhancing quality of life.

What is Shibashi 18?

Shibashi Qi Gong is a set of flowing movements designed to balance the body’s energy, known as “Qi.” These movements are performed slowly and mindfully, combining breathing techniques with physical postures to create a harmonious and relaxing exercise routine. The practice is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been refined to support various aspects of health and well-being.

Health Benefits of Shibashi 18

Strengthening the Kidneys and Improving Lung Health

Shibashi specifically targets the kidneys and lungs, two vital organs in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The movements are designed to strengthen the kidneys, which play a crucial role in filtering waste and balancing fluids in the body. Additionally, these exercises improve lung capacity and function, helping to alleviate conditions such as asthma and bronchitis.

Promoting Blood Flow and Boosting Stamina

The gentle, flowing movements of Shibashi enhance blood circulation, ensuring that oxygen and nutrients are efficiently delivered to all parts of the body. This improved circulation boosts stamina, making it easier to stay active and energized throughout the day.

Supporting Weight Loss and Relieving Pain and Stiffness

Regular practice of Shibashi can support weight loss by increasing metabolism and promoting physical activity. Moreover, the stretching and releasing movements help to relieve pain and stiffness, particularly in the joints and muscles, making it an excellent practice for those dealing with arthritis or chronic pain.

Cultivating Mindfulness, Relaxation, and Focus

One of the most profound benefits of Shibashi is its ability to cultivate mindfulness, relaxation, and focus. Each movement is performed with intention and awareness, allowing practitioners to connect deeply with their bodies and breath. This mindful approach not only enhances the physical benefits of the practice but also translates into everyday life, leading to:

Better Mobility: Improved flexibility and strength make it easier to perform daily activities with ease and confidence.
Less Anxiety: The calming effects of mindful movement help to reduce stress and anxiety, promoting a sense of inner peace.
Sound Sleep: The relaxation induced by Shibashi 18 supports better sleep patterns, helping you to wake up refreshed and rejuvenated.

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Ready to experience the benefits of Shibashi for yourself? We invite you to join us for a free online Qi Gong class. Together, we will explore these harmonizing movements, stretching and releasing to cultivate mindfulness, relaxation, and focus.  Just fill in your details below and you’ll get a link to the FREE class.

Discover how the gentle practice of Shibashi can transform your health and well-being, bringing balance and harmony to your life. Whether you’re new to Qi Gong or looking to deepen your practice, our classes are designed to support you every step of the way.

Join us today and take the first step towards a healthier, more balanced you.