Taichi Qigong Shibashi Level -2
Level 2 of Shibashi is designed to open the lower body meridians. The fitness encourages in improved balance, resulting in body coordination and endurance. It is excellent experience for those who wish to prepare for standing qigong. It spearheads the insights and our knowledge of taichi and qigong principles. The practitioner becomes more attuned to Qi and calibrates the methods to boost immunity and internal strength. This course also teaches us how to cultivate and refine our Qi through the Inner Alchemy theory and meditation.
Level 2 of Shibashi was originally co-developed by Master He Wei-Qi in collaboration with Professor Lin Hou-Sheng back in the early 80s and has been promoted to millions throughout Asia and now western continents. The 18 movements of Shibashi level 2 are more intricate and physically demanding and requires more dedication of practice to achieve higher level of health benefits. Though it is much simpler than traditional practice of Tai chi chuan, It is also not as easy to remember as the first level to be part of our muscle memory.
It is recommended to practice the Shibashi level 1 before performing the Shibashi level 2, since the movements of the 2nd set are more physically demanding. This will act as warming up beforehand.
Shibashi Level 1 is designed to activate the Yang meridians of the arms. This generates sense of the Qi in the palms immediately after practicing. Shibashi level 2 is designed to activate the Yin meridians of the legs. Meditation becomes easier in the sitting posture for long hours after practicing this set. People do not feel numbness in their legs when they sit cross legged or in a kneeling position for a long period of time. That is because the qi cannot flow thru freely on their legs. This numbness sensation makes it hard for the practitioners to enter low alpha or theta mind state for deep meditation. Since the 2nd set is designed on opening the meridians of the legs, thus enabling us to experience deeper mediation. The level 2 is also an especially good preparation for those who wish to practice Zhan Zhuang, (standing qigong) which is a very good practice for accumulating Qi.
What you will assimilate in this course:
- Fundamentals & Principles of tai chi and qigong.
- Advance methods & techniques on improvements.
- The conceptual and technical teaching of 18 movements from the second set.
- The Tai Chi Structure.
- How to enhance the sensitivity to Qi.
- Practices to prevent any major sicknesses.
- Practices to correct the spinal alignment.
What you will benefit out of this course:
- Additional to all the the benefits of level-1.
- Meridians activations of the legs.
- Builds stability and ability to balance.
- Cultivates Zhan Zhuang (standing qigong).
- Achieves deeper meditation when sitting cross legged or knees.
- Better body coordination & more endurance.
- 3 months-Twelve one hour sessions Or 2 day intensive workshop (7 hours per day).
- Extra follow-up sessions for corrections.
- Completed Taichi Structure & Qigong Mode Requirements Level – 1
- Completed the Comprehensive Taichi Qigong Shibashi Level – 1