Advanced Shibashi – Amazing Qigong – 2021 Archives

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These recordings, from the Advanced Shibashi classes are now available as an added asset to our live classes and the on demand Taiji Shibashi course. These classes explore the Shibashi at a deeper level, using variations to work with different meridians within the one exercise, and comparing the Shibashi with other Qigong that focus on the same meridians.

Waving Hands Like Clouds - from the Advanced Shibashi classes
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Advanced Shibashi Qigong

2021.03.17

Advanced Shibashi

  • Pushing to the Diagonals (Horse Riding Stance) as a Fire Qigong.
  • Listening to Heart Governor 8 while sinking the Qi.
  • Pushing to the Diagonals (Wuji Stance) as a Fire Qigong and having awareness of the changes in the Qi.
  • Holding a Ball in Front of the Shoulders: Awareness of the increase in Qi (Heart Governor 8) as the sinking increases.
  • The diagonal dynamic.
  • Playing with Waves: Listening to the diagonal substantiality.
  • Spinning Wheels: Listening to the diagonal substantiality.
  • The Flying Dove: Metal. Using Large Intestine as well as Lung.

2021.03.24

Advanced Shibashi

  • Interpreting the changes in the Qi.
  • Scanning your Qi prior to doing Qigong.
  • Circle the Arms to Part the Clouds: Primary Fire.
  • Re-scanning and noting the changes.
  • Wave Hands Like Clouds: Listening to the changes and the difference in qualities.
  • Why the physical movement speed occasionally changes.
  • The Flying Dove: Using Lung and Large Intestine. Awareness of LI in the face.
  • The Commencement: Guiding the Qi up the length of Kidney meridian and then down Bladder meridian.
  • Folding at the Hip Kua – Painting Rainbows: Gall Bladder and Liver, awareness of both. Then Holding a Ball in Front of the Shoulders: Heart Governor and Triple Warmer.

2021.03.31

Advanced Shibashi

  • Stances and the transitions between them.
  • There is nothing basic in Wuji!
  • The Commencement: A visualization that helps to get the movement correct.
  • Sinking the Qi (and the weight) to move the body……… No pushing.
  • Sinking the Qi and folding, or opening, produces the turning of the waist.
  • Proper posture produces better Qi flow. Listening to Heart Governor 8.
  • Projecting Qi and listening to the effect.

2021.04.07

Advanced Shibashi

  • The Flying Dove: As a Wood Qigong.
  • Punching with Outstretched Arms: As a Wood Qigong. Then looking at the equivalent exercise in the Ten Fundamental Treasures and in the Ba Duan Jin.
  • Painting Rainbows: A Wood Qigong.
  • Using hand postures in Qigong.
  • Pushing the Palm and Twisting the Waist: As a Wood Qigong, using the Wood hand posture.
  • Broaden the Chest: The effect of Metal on Wood.
  • Broaden the Chest: As a Neigong exercise.
  • Du Mai Pump: Letting the Qi start to guide the movement.

2021.04.14

Advanced Shibashi

  • Shen & Yi in terms of the physiology of the brain.
  • Bow (Front) stance: How to sink forward and backward.
  • Playing with Waves.
  • Rowing a Boat in the Middle of the Lake: As a Water Qigong working with Kidney Qi to Mingmen, or KD27.
  • Scooping from the Sea to View the Sky: As a Water Qigong working with Kidney Qi to Mingmen, or KD27.
  • The Commencement: Guiding the Qi the full length of Kidney meridian, then Bladder meridian.

2021.04.21

Advanced Shibashi

  • Windmilling technique: working with the Shoulder Kua, etc.
  • Sinking from foot to foot from Wuji stance.
  • Sinking/folding from side to side in Horse Riding stance.
  • Pushing to the Diagonals (Horse Riding stance): As a Metal Qigong.
  • Pushing to the Diagonals (Wuji stance): As a Metal Qigong.
  • Sinking without the need of physical movement.
  • Pushing to the Diagonals (Horse Riding stance): As a Secondary Fire Qigong.
  • Pushing to the Diagonals (Wuji stance): As a Metal Qigong.
  • Qi awareness.
  • Awareness of stance.

2021.05.19

Advanced Shibashi

  • Qigong: Changing the ingredients.
  • The Flying Goose & The Flying Dove Spreads its Wings (in Wuji): Working with the Shoulder Kua.
  • Holding a Ball in Front of the Shoulder (keeping both feet flat on the floor).
  • Variant of Wave Hands Like Clouds.
  • Pushing to the Diagonals (Secondary Fire).
  • Playing with Waves: Focus in sinking the Qi.
  • Commencement: Working with Kidney meridian and Bladder meridian.

2021.06.02

Advanced Shibashi

  • Exploring the diagonal dynamic: Waving Hands Like Clouds.
  • Exploring the diagonal dynamic: Spinning Wheels.
  • Working with the Hip Kau: Drawing Taiji and starting to follow the Qi.
  • Working with the Hip Kau: Sinking and folding.
  • Horse stance (Pushing to the Diagonals): Lateral movement initiated by opening and folding the Hip Kua.
  • Scooping From the Sea to View the Sky: Proper use of sinking and rooting.
  • Holding a Ball in Front of the Shoulder.

2021.06.09

Advanced Shibashi

  • Raising the Shen and sinking the Qi: How and when.
  • The Commencement: To increase awareness of the sinking through KD 1 and raising through the 100 Meetings.
  • The Commencement: Locating the start and end of Kidney meridian.
  • The Commencement: Locating the start and end of Bladder meridian.
  • Filling any blank sections in the awareness of the meridians.
  • The Bubbling Spring (KD1): “Disconnecting” and “reconnecting”.
  • Holding a Ball in Front of the Shoulder.
  • Waving Hands Like Clouds: Focus on sinking the Qi and Raising the Shen.

2021.06.16

Advanced Shibashi

  • Turning to Gaze at the Moon: As a Secondary Fire Qigong.
  • Turning to Gaze at the Moon: As a Primary Fire Qigong.
  • Turning to Gaze at the Moon: Working with the diagonal dynamic of the Qi.
  • Awareness of Qi: Taste.
  • Pushing to the Diagonals (Metal, then Fire): Less is more.
  • Commencement: Water to control Fire.

2021.06.23

Advanced Shibashi

  • Opening the Kua (Hip Kua): Proper method.
  • Bow stance – sinking the Qi: Using the Billowing Sail, from the Embroidered Brocade.
  • Bow stance – sinking the Qi: Using Playing with Waves, The Flying Dove, and Scooping from the Sea to View the Sky, from the Shibashi.

2021.06.30

Advanced Shibashi

  • Working with Spleen meridian: Pushing the Palm while Twisting the Waist.
  • Opening Heart 1: Using physical posture.
  • Circle the Arms to Part the Clouds: Awareness from Ht-1 to Ht-9, then from SI-1 to SI-19.
  • Awareness of Small Intestine meridian in the face.
  • Turning to Gaze at the Moon: As a Primary Fire Qigong.
  • Water Qigong: The Commencement, then Playing with Waves.

2021.07.07

Advanced Shibashi

Alignment

  • Shibashi: Bouncing a Ball with Steps.
  • Ten Fundamental Treasures: Uphold The Heavens.

Stomach & Spleen meridians

  • Shibashi: Pushing the Palm while Twisting the Waist.
  • Ten Fundamental Treasures: Harmonizing Stomach and Spleen.
  • Ba Duan Jin: The Wise Owl Looks Backwards (Metal).
  • Ten Fundamental Treasures: Looking Backwards (Metal and Wood).
  • Ten Fundamental Treasures: Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys (Water).

2021.07.14

Advanced Shibashi

  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Uphold the Heavens.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Harmonizing Stomach and Spleen.
  • Shibashi: Punching with Outstretched Arms.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Holding the Fists Tightly and Staring with Glaring Eyes.
  • Shibashi: Flying Dove as a Wood Qigong.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Looking Backward as Metal then Wood Qigong.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Shaking the Head and Waving the Tail.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Change the Sinews.

2021.07.21

Advanced Shibashi

  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Uphold the Heavens.
  • Ba Duan Jin: Two hands hold up the heavens.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Harmonizing Stomach and Spleen.
  • From the Ten Shen Treasures: Connecting Heaven and Earth, and Separating Heaven and Earth.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Pulling the Bow to Shoot the Hawk.
  • The Shibashi: Playing with Waves.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys.

2021.07.28

  • The Shibashi: Flying Goose. Working with the Kua.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Shaking the Head and Waving the Tail. Focus on the Hip Kua.
  • Listening to the Hip Kua.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Pulling the Bow to Shoot the Hawk. Focus on the Hip Kua.
  • The Shibashi: Broaden the Chest. Adding Large Intestine to the Qigong.
  • The Shibash: The Flying Dove (Metal). Adding Large Intestine to the Qigong.

2021.08.04

  • The Embroidered Brocade: The White Crane. An assist for the proper posture in Scooping from the Sea to View the Sky.
  • The Shibashi: Scooping from the Sea to View the Sky.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Spring with the Toes. The Internal movement.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Holding the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys as a Passive Qigong.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Holding the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys as an Active Qigong.
  • The Shibashi: Waving Hands Like Clouds.
  • Waving Hands variant.
  • Listening to the Qi.

2021.08.11

  • Folding the (Hip) Kua.
  • The Shibashi: Painting Rainbows: Working with Wood.
  • Using Five Element Theory in your Qigong: Using Metal to control Wood.
  • The Shibashi: THe Flying Dove (Wood).
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Harmonizing Stomach and Spleen.
  • Wave Hands Like Clouds variant.

2021.08.18

  • Working with sinking the Qi. The far from basic basic.
  • The Shibashi: Commencement (Water). Shen raised, Qi sunk.
    Are your shoulders rising, or lowering?
  • The Shibashi: Broaden the Chest using Lung and Large Intestine.
  • The Shibashi: Painting Rainbows.
  • The Shibashi: Circle the Arms to Part the Clouds.
  • The Shibashi: Pushing to the Diagonals.
  • The Shibashi: Rowing a Boat in the Middle of a Lake.
  • The Shibashi: Holding a Ball in Front of the Shoulder.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Uphold the Heavens.

2021.08.25

  • The Shibashi: Pushing the Palm While Twisting the Waist. Listening to both meridians.
  • The Shibashi: Waving Hands Like Clouds. Awareness of the substantiality of the Qi.
  • The Shibashi: Playing with Waves. Heel/toe method and then with the feet flat. Awareness of the substantiality of the Qi.
  • The Shibashi: Flying Goose. Following the Qi and relaxing. Opening the Kua in the arms.
  • The Shibashi: Bouncing a Ball with Steps. Sinking the Qi and Raising the Shen.
  • The Shibashi: The Commencement. Focusing on sinking the Qi while raising the Shen.

2021.09.01

  • Using the Five Elements.
  • Primary Fire: Circle the Arms to Part the Clouds.
  • Secondary Fire: Holding a Ball in Front of the Shoulder.
  • Earth: Pushing the Palm while Twisting the Waist.
  • Metal: The Flying Dove.
  • Water: Scooping from the Sea to View the Sky.
  • Wood: Punching with Outstretched Arms.

2021.09.15

The Shibashi

  • The Commencement (Water).
  • Circle the Arms to Part the Clouds (Water): purifying.
  • The Flying Dove (Metal).
  • The Flying Dove (Wood).
  • Twisting the Waist and Pushing the Palms (Earth).
  • Waving Hands Like Clouds (Earth).

Ten Fundamental Treasures

  • Uphold the Heavens.
  • Harmonizing Stomach and Spleen.
  • Change the Sinews (Five Elements).

2021.09.22

  • The Shibashi: Holding a Ball in Front of the Shoulder.
  • The Shibashi: Turning to Gaze at the Moon. Having awareness of Triple Warmer meridian.
  • The Shibashi: Pressing Palms in Calmness (Shen). Working at three levels.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Pulling the Bow to Shoot the Hawk (both versions).
  • The Shibashi: Playing with Waves.

2021.09.29

  • Focusing on sinking the Qi while shifting weight, or stepping.
  • Wuji stance.
  • The Shibashi: Turning to Gaze at the Moon. Focusing on continuous connection through the Bubbling Spring.
  • The Shibashi: The Commencement. Enhancing the awareness of the connection to the heavens and the earth.
  • Keeping the connection while sinking/folding in Wuji.
  • Keeping the connection while sinking/folding in Horse Riding stance.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Shaking the Head and Waving the Tail.
  • Keeping the connection while sinking/folding in Bow stance.

2021.10.06

  • Autumn Qigong: Working with Metal.
  • The Shibashi: Broaden the Chest using Lung and Large Intestine.
  • The Five Taoist Yin: The Lung exercise.
  • Uses of LI-4 and LI-10.
  • The Shibashi: Pushing to the Diagonal to work with Lung and Large Intestine.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Shaking the Head and Waving the Tail.
  • Bow stance: Sinking and rooting to the rear and front.

2021.10.13

  • Winter Qigong, using Fire to warm up body/mind/spirit.
  • Listening to Small Intestine meridian in the face.
  • Circle the Hands as an invigorating Fire Qigong.
  • Settling accumulated Qi in the Dantien.

2021.10.20

  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures:
  • Uphold the Heavens
  • Looking Backwards
  • Harmonizing Stomach and Spleen
  • Pull the Bow to Shoot the Hawk
  • Touch the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys
  • Spring with the Toes
  • Change the Sinews.

2021.10.27

  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures:
  • Uphold the Heavens
  • Shaking the Head and Waving the Tail
  • Looking Backwards (Metal & Wood)
  • Harmonize Stomach and Spleen
  • Holding the Fists Tightly and Staring with Glaring Eyes
  • Holding the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys (Active and Passive)
  • Abdominal Lift, including (contraindications)

2021.11.03

  • Shibashi: Turning to Gaze at the Moon as Primary Fire, then as Secondary Fire
  • Awareness of Heart 9
  • Listening to Small Intestine & Triple Warmer in face/neck.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures:
  • Uphold the Heavens, listening to Triple Warmer.
  • Maintaining the raising and sinking passively – focus on Dantien.
  • Perception of distance between Du Mai 20 and Kidney 1.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Holding the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys
  • Shibashi: The Commencement

2021.11.10

  • Working with the Kua (Hip).
  • The Shibashi: Spinning Wheels.
  • The Shibashi: Pushing to the Diagonals (Metal).
  • The Shibashi: Pushing to the Diagonals (Fire).
  • Listening to the Qi in Heart Governor meridian.
  • The Shibashi: Turning to Gaze at the Moon (Primary Fire).

2021.11.17

  • “Playing with Fire”: Comparing the effects felt from various Fire Qigong.
  • From the Shibashi. Turning to Gaze at the Moon as Secondary, then Primary Fire. Carried out in Wuji, then by opening Kua, then by folding Kua.
  • The Five Taoist Yin: Secondary Fire

2021.11.24

  • Five of the Shibashi as a 5 Elements regime: Using the Control cycle.
  • Five of the Shibashi as a 5 Elements regime: Using the Nurturing cycle.
  • Explanation of how the Five Elements work.
  • Change the Sinews, from the Ten Fundamental Treasures.