Shibashi brings a merging of mind and body, reduces stress and physical tension in the muscles and leads to a heightened awareness of the body and Qi flows. It improves flexibility and suppleness, and benefits circulation, lungs, joints, muscles and digestion.
Shibashi is very effective and easy to learn. Very little motivation is required to maintain Shibashi as a daily routine because these gentle, beautiful, flowing sequences are exceptionally pleasurable and provides a prolonged feeling of wellbeing.
The gentle movements doubled by the rhythmic breathing are suitable for people of all ages. When done correctly it does not put too much stress on muscles and joints and can even be practiced sitting down.
It is practiced around the world by over ten million people, and is considered a national health exercise in Malaysia and Indonesia.
In China, all one hundred thousand students of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are required to study Shibashi, which is currently the most popular and fastest growing Qigong in the world.
Shibashi is best learnt in class as an instructor will explain its many nuances and ensure you learn it correctly and precisely. In class you gain awareness of the underlying principles, and feedback on how well you are performing and coordinating the movements and breathing.