Category: Shibashi Qigong


Shibashi II Qigong Workshop - November 2013

Shibashi II Qigong Workshop – November 2013

Shibashi III Workshop 

The 9 major Qiao (cavities) on the body for nei gong practice and the secrets to open them.
The 18 movements of the Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi – 3rd Set;
More in depth on Inner Alchemy (Nei Dan);
How to achieve the Wu Wei state;
Many advance qigong techniques such as skin breathing, embryonic breathing, six healing sounds and how to apply them to the forms.

Thank you Sifu Wing Cheung 

Namaste
Blairish

 

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Shibashi II Workshop September 2013 – Barrie Ontario

Shibashi II Qigong Worksthop

Principles and theories of tai chi and qigong;
Advance techniques on improving the tai chi and qigong training;
The 18 movements of the Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi 2nd Set;
The Tai Chi Stance;
Techniques to increase the sensitivity to qi;
How to increase neijing (internal power);
Inner Alchemy Meditation (beginner to intermediate level)

Inner Alchemy Meditation – The beginner level student will learn how to develop their lower Dan Tian so that they can build up enough Jing (sexual energy, kidney energy or water energy) and at the same time maximize their lung capacity. The intermediate level will learn how to turn this water energy into steam (qi) and bring it upward to meet with the fire (heart energy), thus achieving the perfect condition of Hexagram 63 described by I Ching (Yi Jing).  This process develops the middle Dan Tian, releases the negative energy and at the same time builds up the spiritual energy (Shen).

Many thanks to Sifu Rod Morrin and Sifu Wing Cheung for there teaching on Shibashi II Qigong.

Namaste
Blairish

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1013829_371491792981762_1453621309_nThe by-product of breathing oxygen is superoxide radicals, hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl.  All of which are free radicals which cause our cells to degenerate, wither and die (age).  The slower you breathe and more relaxed you are the more efficiently you process oxygen and use less of it, thus the longer you live.  It is important to learn to balance your breathing not only when doing qigong but to recondition your body to do so 24/7.  This takes mindful practice, persistence and patience to retrain your body.   Shibashi and Zan Zuang Qigong help to train your body to do just that.  Also the ingestion of natural sources of the enzyme SOD (superoxide Dismutase) protects against these free radicals produced by the oxidation/breathing process and purges them from our body.  The Chaga Mushroom is the world’s top source of SOD naturally occurring in nature and is a whole food and bio available so your body ingests it immediately.  Available on-line at www.annandachaga.com

Breaths per min and lifespan

Monkeys 32 breath/ min – 8 years lifespan
dog 24 breath / min – 20 year lifespan
human 16 breath/min – 70 year lifespan
turtle 1 breath/min – 100 year lifespan

Correction / Training

Am I Yin or Yang?  How to balance your breathing

Yin – low blood pressure / cold / reserved
Yang – high blood pressure / hot / outgoing

Too much Yang – focus on the exhale (exhale, pause then inhale naturally)
Too much Yin – focus on the inhale (inhale, pause then exhale naturally)
Breathing should be slow, soft and gentle.

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Soul Studio Open House

Sept 14, 2013 Open House @ Soul Studio

Sept 14, 2013 Open House @ Soul Studio

Janine Hutchinson, Owner Amy Thompson & Blair Kovacs SNAP’d at the Grand Opening of Soul Studios at 40 Bell Farm Rd. The Community was welcome to drop by and try many free classes and treatments like Yoga, Zumba, Reiki and Tai Chi Qigong. Congratulations and many thanks for a wonderful day!

Blairish & Sifu Cheung

Blairish & Sifu Cheung

Blairish Wisdom Qigong successfully completed the Instructor training program in June 2013 and is now a certified Qigong Instructor with the Tai Chi, Qigong Feng Shui Institute.  Thank you Sifu Cheung for your support, wisdom and faith.

To further spread the healing of Qigong BWQ is now authorized to offer the teacher training program for Shibashi Set 1 so others can teach as well.   We currently have two locations, 11 Collier Street and 40 Bellfarm Road Barrie, Ontario.

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Shibashi Set 1 Instructor Training – June 2013 Toronto

Blairish Wisdom will be in Toronto June 22 & 23rd 2013 for Shibashi Instructor training with Sifu Wing Cheung.  The knowledge imparted and skills developed during this training can be applied to all the different styles of Qigong & Tai chi that we teach as well as many aspects of your everyday life.  We will share this wisdom with our students.  Below are some of the topics and knowledge that will be transferred.

Namaste & Thank you Sifu!

  • Tai chi postures requirements.
  • Qigong mode requirements.
  • Wuji Stance (standing qigong).
  • Principles and theories of tai chi and qigong.
  • How to form qi field to maximize the benefits of group practice.
  • Meditative Qigong energy cultivation system;  A modality at least 5000 years old that is very good for improving health and well as developing brain potential.
  • Develop lower Dan Tian to build up enough Jing (sexual energy, kidney energy / water energy) to improve overall health, vitality, mental clarity and breathing efficiency.
  • Details of the 18 movements.
  • How to increase neijing (internal power)

This will be the first of several intensive instructor training courses Blairish Wisdom will be participating in this year.  There is a huge difference between knowledge and knowing – understating the difference and which one leads to the truth of our soul is the path to wisdom and true happiness.

Blairish Wisdom Qigong Joins National Qigong Association in a continuing effort to bring information about the art of Qigong to the club.

Namaste

Most beginners tend to raise their shoulders when they raise their arms. The shoulders should be relaxed all the time because when they are relaxed, you can breathe deeper, thus allowing the whole body to be more relaxed. Also, the qi flow to the arms would be much better when the shoulders are relaxed. Sadly, many beginners are often so tense and stressed out that they forget how to relax their shoulders.

Here is a simple technique to relax the shoulders:

a. Breathe in, raise the shoulders.
b. Hold the breathe for 10 seconds, hold the shoulders in the raised position.
c. Breathe out, let the shoulders sink down naturally.

Repeat steps a – c at least 9 times.

 
Courtesy Sifu – Wing Cheung

 
 

Most beginners have a difficult time lowering their body properly because they cannot relax their pelvis. When the pelvis is locked, the weight would be concentrated on the knees. A proper stance is very important because placing too much weight on your knees can lead to knee injury. Everyone knows how to relax the pelvis. We do that naturally on the motion of sitting down. So, whenever you have to lower your body during the shibashi movements, just think of sitting on an empty stool.

On the other hand, some are able to relax the pelvis but couldn’t keep the back straight, thus placing too much weight on the bottom and lower back. When you relax your pelvis and do the stance properly, the weight should be on your thighs.

In order to check whether your stance is correct, stand beside a mirror and start to relax your pelvis and lower your body until the angle between your thighs and calves is less than 160 degrees. Now, look at the mirror. Make sure your back is straight. If your knees go beyond your toes, you are placing too much weight on your knees. If your bottom sticks out, that means you are placing too much weight on it as well as your lower back. See the photo below for details.



Reproduced from Sifu Wing Cheung – Thank you Sifu

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