Taiji Qigong Shibashi (18 Movements of Taiji Qigong) is a modern form developed by
Master He Weiqi and Master Lin Hou-Sheng in the early 1980s. Master Lin Hou-Sheng
is a Qigong Master, scientist and Master Healer and author of more than ten books.
He is Professor of the College of Chinese Medicine in Shanghai, Director of Qigong
Research Institute in China and Honorary President of the International Society of
Natural Cures. Master He Weiqi is a national champion of martial arts. She now lives
and teaches around Long Island, New York.
There are actually several sets of taiji qigong shibashi - I’ve seen at least 7 mentioned
on the internet. The most well known is the first set of 18. There is also a warm-up
set which can be used prior to the main sets.
The first set of taiji qigong is ideal for beginners to learn. It is based upon
taiji principles but is easy to learn. It comprises 18 movements which can be practised
individually. You don’t need to finish the whole set but it is best to finish with
the 18th movement.
Taiji qigong is a type of qigong based upon taiji principles. It coordinates movement,
breathing and inner focus. It can give you more energy and improve your health.
The video below is not of very high quality but it is one of the founders Master
Lin performing the first set himself.