Qigong Shibashi Set Three
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Qigong Shibashi Set Three

Shibashi is a set of Qigong developed by Lin Hou Sheng
4.2 (12 ratings)
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Created by Andy Wright
Last updated 2/2016
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This course includes
  • 29 mins on-demand video
  • 21 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Perform each move with confidence
  • Benefit from the Qigong practice
  • Have an overall knowledge of Set Three
  • Be ready to increase the physical nature of each move
Requirements
  • Prior study of "wuji" stance and abdominal breathing is useful
  • Prior study of previous sets
Description

Shibashi - or 18 stances - is a worldwide known qigong set, although the popularity of the higher numbered sets is not as large as set one, having followers in most countries around thte globe. Some Instructors have made derivitive versions of the original, adding or taking away aspects as it suited; sometimes for esoterical reasons rather than functional.

Shibashi Set Three of the series, is a qigong set of 18 moves, simple to learn and perform but extremely effective for improving health. The seven sets of qigong were developed by Chinese master Lin Hou Sheng and comprise movements taken from qigong and Yang style tai chi forms. This course shows you his way although as with all Qigong, once learnt, you're encouraged to make it your own by practising without comparison to the original.

Each move has specific purpose, which is to aid Qi movement around the meridians, thereby improving health and preventing illness in the same way as acupuncture. Performed by everyday Chinese in groups, in China it is also prescribed by medical doctors as a means to healing.

This course is easy to follow via video and spoken narrative, with slow motion for more difficult aspects of the movement (where appropriate). The set can be learnt fairly quickly, however the student must practise regularly to improve the effectiveness of each movement.

In the East, people learn qigong for a variety of reasons; mostly because they already have a condition that they wish to help improve or they just wish to remain healthy. In the West, it's popularity is surpassed by better known modalities such as yoga. Unfortunately, a lot of people are missing out on the health benefits of qigong through a lack of understanding, to the extent it is becoming more well known but not to the same level as more established programmes.

In reality Qigong works as a preventative system of simple exercise that relaxes the body and mind, without the hard work and exhaustion of other exercise programmes. It aims to unite body and mind, which the Western medicine system separates. Chinese medicine focusses on the whole body and to that aim, Qigong movements are physically demanding but in an easy way.

For the less able (either through illnesss or age) Qigong can also be performed seated. Students are advised to seek advice from their GP before taking up any form of new exercise programme, however the majority of GP's advise their patients to start practise of tai chi (qigong) as it is recognised as a good way to exercise safely.


NOTE

Even though the student will work to their own limits, please note that this course has been notified "intermediate" due to the fact that the movements are physically demanding and may require beginners to practise other sets before undertaking them.

Who this course is for:
  • This is for anyone wishing to learn a simple qigong set
  • Maybe for people who have studied the previous sets due to the physical nature of this one
Course content
Expand all 43 lectures 56:16
+ Welcome to Shibashi Set Three Qigong
38 lectures 34:29

In this first lecture you can meet the course tutor and designer, Andy Wright. You'll see and hear about his life and work, with testimonials from real people/students (he teaches classes daily as well as on line). His work encompasses teaching in NHS hospitals as well as Sport Centres and for charitable organisations such as Parkinson Society and MS Society.


In 2014 he had major back surgery that did not go right, and subsequently could not WALK and working was nearly impossible. But his recovery was entirely due to diligent practise of qigong daily and now, 2 years later, he is able to ditch the rollators and wheelchairs for a single stick. The prognosis is not good, because it is likely that he now requires another operation due to loosening screws causing pain.

Preview 03:04

Welcome to Shibashi Qigong Set Three. I was introduced to this series by my Shiatsu instructor Chris Jarmey. It formed an important part of our energy warm up and fitness routine before treatment of clients.

Simple to learn and practise, you should make time everyday to run through the 18 moves, performing 6 or 12 of each move.

In this lecture we'll show you a very brief overview of the history and benefits of practising Shibashi.

History and Benefits of Shibashi
08:06

STRETCH TO THE SKY

Description of Movement One
00:17

The Set Three opener, following the footsteps of the previous set openers, similarly stretches the body upwards. Heels can be raised to add benefit to the stomach meridian stretching.

Practice of Movement One
00:52

EXPAND THE CHEST

Description of Movement Two
00:21

This movement has excellent outcomes for frozen or stiff shoulders. A slight lean forward when opening the arms, making sure the hands are palms up. Don't go too wide with the hands.

Practice of Movement Two
00:36

SWING LEFT AND RIGHT

Description of Movement Three
00:17

Movement Three is a coordination challenge and the set is only on number 3 of 18; the idea to be walking and moving the arms in a coherent manner may require some time to master. The dance influences show in this move, based on traditional Chinese performing.

Practice of Movement Three
00:42

BLOSSOMING LOTUS

Description of Movement Four
00:19

Beware of this movement, it can be difficult for those with ailing legs and knees. However, if you practise it regularly, both will become better and the strength improve.

Practice of Movement Four
01:01

LOOKING AT THE SETTING SUN

Description of Movement Five
00:23

The challenging part of this movement is the cross-legged stance combined with the leaning and turning of the body.

Practice of Movement Five
00:59

POINT TO THE NEEDLE (AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA)

Description of Movement Six
00:21

Ensure you keep the weight back on the supporting - rear - leg, when pointing down towards the foot.

Preview 01:02

OPEN HEAVEN AND EARTH

Description of Movement Seven
00:27

Essentially a squat with bells on. Keep your back straight/upright when squatting, don't let the knees drop in.

Practice of Movement Seven
01:12

THRUST FISTS WITH INNER POWER

Description of Movement Eight
00:17

A great movement to develop the coordination and focus. Also, really beneficial for the wrists.

Practice of Movement Eight
01:24

WITH PRAYER LIKE PALMS, SWAY LEFT AND RIGHT

Description of Movement Nine
00:11

Ensure two things: 1) shift the weight from leg to leg 2) arms and hands relaxed.

Practice of Movement Nine
00:38

SPREAD WINGS TO FLY

Description of Movement Ten
00:14

Set one and two both have very similar movements, ALTHOUGH this set now faces 10, 12, and 2 o'clock directions for performance purposes.

Practice of Movement Ten
01:32

PART THE HORSE'S MANE

Description of Movement Eleven
00:18

This movement brings in the concepts of moving sideways; 9 and 3 o'clock. The change of direction should be completed when you bring the rear leg up and face front again (12 o'clock)

Practice of Movement Eleven
01:04

PUSH PALMS

Description of Movement Twelve
00:16

Similarities to Set Two "dragon push out claws" end with a much lower stance if you can manage it. It is okay to build up to it.

Practice of Movement Twelve
01:02

MASSAGE THE DANTIAN

Description of Movement Thirteen
00:11

This move should be done firmly with the palm heel pressing into the whole abdomen. Make sure you rotate an equal number in both directions.

Practice of Movement Thirteen
00:42

GATHER IN GOOD QI, EXPEL BAD QI

Description of Movement Fourteen
00:19

Be aware of how far forward you lean and turn, so you do not topple over. Bring the weight forward when you turn.

Practice of Movement Fourteen
01:07

OPEN AND CLEAR MERIDIANS

Description of Movement Fifteen
00:19

As with movement 6, be careful to keep the weight back and bend forward sufficiently to bring the hand down to the foot.

Practice of Movement Fifteen
01:10

DIRECTING THE QI

Description of Movement Sixteen
00:14

This is a very Earth Element (STOMACH/SPLEEN) movement and bending forward is performed by weight shifting to the opposite leg.

Practice of Movement Sixteen
00:58

FEEL HAPPINESS

Description of Movement Seventeen
00:16

This movement is a bit frivolous and I suspect has influences in (Chinese) dance, A light touch with the feet and a four beat rythmn will help you do the move better.

Practice of Movement Seventeen
00:39

PUSH PALMS DOWN

Description of Movement Eighteen
00:09

The last move of the set, where the mind and energy is calmed.

Practice of Movement Eighteen
01:24
+ Resources
5 lectures 21:47
This resource has some useful background information regarding qigong and the practise thereof
Preview 13:12

Learn about abdominal breathing, the fundamental task you need to focus on

Correct Breathing (Description)
00:30

The visual lecture for abdominal breathing.

Preview 00:33

Learn and practise wuji stance, the fundamental posture for qigong that requires some time to master

Preview 01:30

Listen to real people telling how Qigong has helped them.

Preview 06:02