Shibashi 18 Taiji Qigong

 

  1. Raise the Arms
  2. Opening the Chest
  3. Painting a Rainbow
  4. Separating the Clouds
  5. Rolling Arms in Horse-riding Stance
  6. Rowing a Boat in the Middle of a Lake
  7. Carry a Ball in Front of the Shoulders
  8. Gazing at the Moon
  9. Turning the Waist and Pushing with the Palm
  10. Cloud Hands in Horse-riding Stance
  11. Scooping the Sea and Looking at the Horizon
  12. Pushing the Waves
  13. Flying Dove Spreads Wings
  14. Punching in Horse-riding Stance
  15. Flying Wild Goose
  16. Turn Like a Rotating Fly Wheel
  17. Stepping and Bouncing a Ball
  18. Balancing the Qi to Close

Created by Professor Lin Housheng in 1979. You can also read about Lin Housheng in Qi Journal.

Grandmaster Gary Khor wrote “Tai Chi Qigong for Stress Control and Relaxation” in 1993 which utilizes this form.

According to Wing Cheung, the founder of Tai chi, Qigong and Feng Shui Institute, these are the benefits of each movement:

1. Improves conditions related to the heart and liver and high blood pressure.
2. Improves conditions related to the heart, lungs and nervous system.
3. Relieves back pain and decreases the fat around waist.
4. Relieves shoulder pain and boosts stamina.
5. Relieves shoulder, elbow and wrist pain and improves conditions related to the lungs.
6. Helps the digestive system and increases mental clarity.
7. Improves conditions related to the kidney and increases spiritual energy.
8. Helps digestion, improves conditions related to the stomach and spleen and increases weight loss.
9. Helps digestion, improves conditions related to the stomach and spleen, strengthens waist and boosts stamina.
10. Helps digestion, improves conditions related to the nervous system and increases spiritual energy.
11. Improves conditions related to the kidney and stomach, increases weight loss and relieves waist and leg pain.
12. Improves conditions related to spleen, liver and lungs and decreases the instances and severity of insomnia.
13. Improves conditions related to the heart, liver, lungs and nervous system.
14. Increases lung capacity and improves conditions related to the lungs, nervous system and decreases the instances and severity of insomnia.
15. Relieves anxiety and headaches.
16. Promotes blood circulation, boosts stamina, increases weight loss and relieves waist and leg pain.
17. Improves body coordination, decreases the instances and severity of insomnia and fatigue.
18. Improves conditions related to the heart, stomach, high blood pressure and calms the mind.

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