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Chi Qigong Shibashi
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi is a meditative movement practice performed in
fluid sequence, with the emphasis on deep awareness of the body and breath. It is
designed to balance and harmonise energy in the whole body, for optimal health.
It safely builds core postural strength, efficiency of breathing, and strengthens
the proprioceptive nervous system, helping to fine-tune balance and
coordination. Regular practise can also relieve anxiety, stress and depression.
description of session
You’ll learn a flowing sequence of movements that gently build strength and flexibility, and develop a more
relaxed and efficient way of breathing which gets more oxygen to the blood and
helps improves your mood. The session will involve some both relaxation and
restorative movement. Wear loose, comfortable clothing in a few layers so you
can take one off or add one as your body temperature changes. Wear either
soft-soled shoes, bare feet, or socks with grip. Try not to eat just before the
session – wait at least half an hour. If you like being cosy, bring a blanket
After a BA (Hons) Degree at Warwick University, Zoe trained
with the internationally recognised injury rehabilitation specialist Michael
Newman (D.Ac, LCSP (Phy). Her own recovery from a severe back injury led her to
Qigong and Tai Chi. She qualified with a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Injury
Rehabilitation Therapy accredited by the Acupuncture Society which included
learning Eight Silk Brocade Qigong and Ba Gua Circle Walking as forms of
rehabilitative exercise. Zoe is a graduate of the Shiatsu College’s two-year
Qigong Teacher Training, and is certified to Instructor Level in Sets 1-3 of
Shibashi by Sifu Wing Cheung of the Tai Chi, Qigong and Feng Shui Institute.
She has 5 years’ teaching experience, and offers classes, one-to-one, and
corporate team sessions.
Zoe works at Helix House Natural Health Centre, 15 Warwick
Street, OX4 1SZ, where she offers injury rehabilitation treatments and
acupressure massage. She runs weekly classes in Oxford with a seasonal focus, supporting the
body through the changing seasons using both Qigong and Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi.
For more info see: www.shiningchi.com