“All Shibashi movements are centred around a face-forward position. If you move to the side or to the diagonal, you will return to the starting position. Therefore, Shibashi takes very little space.”

Balanced Life Tai Chi

Is it Taiji or Qigong? A unique combination of both, Shibashi is also referred to as “Taiji Qigong in 18 Movements”. This set of individual exercises combines elements from Yang style Tai Chi and breathing and movement exercises from Qigong.

Shibashi Qigong Set 1 with text prompts.

  • commencing form
  • opening the chest
  • dancing with rainbows
  • separating the clouds
  • rolling the arms
  • rowing the boat
  • holding a ball
  • look at the moon
  • push palms waist turn
  • waving cloud hands
  • scoop sea, look at sky
  • pushing the waves
  • dove spreads wings
  • punching
  • flying wild goose
  • spinning the wheel
  • march bouncing ball
  • pressing the palms
  • shao gong end

Shibashi Qigong Set 2 with text prompts

  • regulating the qi
  • moving qi along microcosmic orbit
  • wind blowing the willows
  • search needles in the sea
  • fisherman casting the net
  • immortal pointing the way
  • mischievous boy kicking legs
  • crane worshipping the moon
  • dragon pushing out with claws
  • pulling bow to shoot eagle
  • twin dragons emerge from sea
  • crossing wild blue ocean
  • lion playing with ball
  • embracing moon at Dan Tien
  • phoenix spreads its wings
  • striking opponent’s ears
  • circling qi round Dan Tien
  • collecting qi

Shibashi Set 1
Training Manual

Shibashi Set 2
Training Manual

Practice each Shibashi movement 6 times, breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth.

Shibashi ~ how to practice