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Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi

Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi is a set of Qigong exercises which is based on the philosophy of Tai Chi and extracts some of the best movements from the Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. It places emphasis on synchronizing the 18 movements with proper breathing techniques. It is a gentle, beautiful and flowing Qigong exercise routine that is both a joy to do and deeply relaxing.


Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi is designed to improve the general health and wellbeing of the practitioner as follows:

  • The gentle rocking motions and stretching movements improve circulation and digestion.

  • The chest exercises and controlled breathing are good for lung conditions and asthma.

  • The overall effect of the exercise is to reduce mental stress and physical tension carried in the muscles of the body.

  • This Qigong is very effective and easy to learn.

  • The gentle movements doubled by the rhythmic breathing are suitable for people of all ages as it does not put too much stress on muscles and joints if done correctly.

  • Can be practiced sitting or standing.

  • It is practiced around the world by over 10 million people, and is considered a national health exercise in Malaysia and Indonesia.


At Studio 41 we practice both sets one and two as a blended class, using set one as a warm up. We sometimes finish each session with a seated meditation.

Your Tai Chi Qigong coach is Marie Behenna

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