10-hour course in taichi shibashi (18) qigong
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10-hour course in taichi shibashi (18) qigong

Possibly the most comprehensive video course in qigong ever published
4.8 (37 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
248 students enrolled
Created by Peter Deadman
Last updated 6/2020
Price: $49.99
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This course includes
  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • An in-depth understanding of this wonderful qigong practice
  • The most detailed qigong video course ever offered
  • To be able to stand for at least 20 minutes at a time

Qigong is the seamless cultivation and integration of the three treasures of body, mind and breath. This comprehensive course teaches one of the most popular, elegant and life-enhancing forms of qigong, inspired by Yang style taichi but practised as a qigong form. Once learned, the entire form takes between 15 and 20 minutes to practice. Peter Deadman has practised, taught and written about the Chinese health tradition for over 45 years.

Who this course is for:
  • From complete beginners to experienced qigong practitioners
Course content
Expand all 35 lectures 10:14:05
+ Lesson 1: Eight principal classes
8 lectures 06:43:35

Warm-up/preparation for qigong practice, followed by detailed instruction on the first three moves.

Preview 51:15

Learn a new warm-up followed by moves 4 to 6 (Separating the Clouds, Turning the Waist and Twisting the Palms, Rowing a Boat) and revision of the first six moves

Lesson 2: moves four to six

Learn a new warm-up, moves 7 to 9 (Holding a Ball, Carrying the Moon and Turning the Waist and Pushing the Palm) followed by revision of the first nine moves.

Lesson 3: moves six to nine

Learn a new warm-up, moves 10 and 11 (Playing with Clouds and Scooping Water) followed by revision of moves 6 to 10

Lesson 4: moves ten and eleven

Warm-up (lengthening and wrapping), moves 12-14 (Playing with Waves, Spreading the Wings, Punching), revision of moves 1 to 14

Lesson 5: moves twelve to fourteen

Warm-up swing, slow deep breathing, moves 15 to 18 (Flying Like a Goose, Spinning Wheels, Bouncing a Ball, Closing Move), revision of last 4 moves.

Lesson 6: moves fifteen to eighteen

Revision of the entire form with detailed voiceover commentary

Lesson 7: Revision of all eighteen moves with detailed voiceover

Revision of the full form with minimal commentary - just notifying when to change into the next move

Lesson 8: Revision of all eighteen moves with brief voiceover
+ Supplementary videos
23 lectures 02:52:35

This video discusses four approaches to lower abdominal breathing

How to practise deep, slow, lower abdominal qigong breathing

Turning the waist can be trickier than it sounds but fear not, this video will thoroughly demonstrate how to do it.

Turning the waist

Standing is at the heart of qigong practice and this video will introduce all its essential elements

Standing qigong

The how, when, where and why or regular practice

About practice

Promoting free flow is a fundamental principle of qigong practice and this short video explains why

Free flow

The why and how of balance


Holding the central channel vertical through the practice

Maintaining awareness of the central channel

The blade that is too sharp will soon blunt

Stopping before completion

Proprioception is awareness of where the body is in space


How to move so that every part of the breath and movement synchronises


We can compare the body to what is called a tensegrity structure. When one part moves, everything moves

Moving the body as an integrated whole

Conscious breathing is a powerful tool and we must make sure that we don't force it and trigger undesired consequences

Do not force the breath

Resting the tip of the tongue on the top palate

How to hold the tongue

Relaxing the chest is vital for the practice of lower abdominal breathing

Relaxing the chest

Softening, relaxing and lowering the shoulders is a lifelong practice

Releasing the shoulders

Locking the elbows and knees obstructs free flow and risks injury

Not locking the elbows and knees

Keeping the hands strong, alive and open

The hands

Keeping the wrists soft and relaxed

The wrists

Elastically lengthening trough the hops and groins is one of the treasure of internal practice

Lengthening through the hips and groins

Practised correctly, taichi qigong is excellent for knee health, but there are a couple of cautions we must observe

Knee health

What to wear

Clothing and shoes

Dynamically playing with yin and yang runs through every part of qigong practice

Playing with yin and yang throughout the practice

Finding the wuji - the point of complete emptiness and infinite potential - raises the level of our practice

Wuji (Emptiness)
+ The history and theory of qigong
3 lectures 33:15

An explanation of the ideas behind the art of qigong

What is qigong?

The ancient origins of qigong

History of qigong part 1

The modern (20th century) history of qigong

History of qigong part 2