Taiji Shibashi Instructor Course – Autumn 2017

Taiji Shibashi Instructor Course – Autumn 2017

The Taiji Qigong Shibashi Instructor course is designed to provide Qigong instructors with all the tools and information needed to teach the Shibashi as true Qigong.

The Shibashi (also known as the Eighteen Postures of Taiji Qigong) is a set of Qigong exercises based on Taiji that adheres to the rules governing Taiji stances (in particular, the Wuji stance). These stances are fundamentally important if the practitioner wishes to get the most out of the Qigong.

Since the early 1980′s, when the Shibashi was introduced, in, the significance of the Taiji stances has been lost and their true use as Qigong has been diminished and the beneficial qualities have depleted.  Without a solid base (root) there is a conflict of focus and the cognitive mind (Yi) cannot be fully focused on guiding the Qi.  This being the case, during the course a lot of time is spent on attaining and recognizing proper posture.

Testimonials:

  • “Hi Des,thank you very much for this and for the course, it was brilliant and I very much enjoyed it all………… I would love to attend more classes or courses with you and will be in touch hopefully in the near future.”
  • “Subtly expanded upon at each session, so different aspects were lit up once others had been digested/settled into the body/psyche. Update of online info fantastic as a back up and to expand and stay safe as a practitioner.”
  • “Attending this Workshop was a very motivational experience; an exercise of discovery providing a brief insight into the amazing power of QiGong. I would recommend this inspirational workshop to all who have an interest in QiGong”
  • “I discovered that qigong was more powerful than I had ever imagined.  An excellent weekend and I learned so much more about myself that can be brought into my classes, I now feel more confident that I can deliver qigong more effectively to my students and also enjoy the benefits for myself, thank you so much.”
  • “I am so glad that I made the decision to attend a truly inspirational workshop and to have benefited from an introduction to the amazing powers of QiGong. I am aware that we only experienced an ‘insight’ but even so I consider that I am now in a better position to pass on quality teaching to my students, and having been an FE Lecturer for many years, I believe delivering quality is of paramount importance.
    I also thank you (and your wife) for your hospitality in providing delicious lunches and snacks – greatly appreciated!”
  • “Just thought I should send you a wee message to let you know how much doing the Qigong instructors course has helped me personally. I had just started 4th year at Uni when I came on the course. Uni has been horrendous and a few times it has been bad enough to make me consider leaving but doing Qigong has been a life saver. It has got me through some very tough times.
    Big thank you to you for teaching me this beautiful art. Qigong had definitely came into my life at the right time.”
  • “Thanks des. Really exceeded expectations. Will take time to assimilate the information properly before introducing to my classes.”
  • “Really interesting weekend – it has inspired me to continue on my path for which I thank you so much.”
  • “Learning about Chi and feeling the Chi was an experience.”
  • “Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.”
  • “Thank you Des. Really enjoyed the workshop and your style of teaching the group.”
  • “Excellent instructor, easily understood, good analysis, some helpful tips and suggestions. Thank you.”
  • “Really interesting course. Made me want to learn more about he background and how move have different effects on the various parts of the body.”
  • “Felt better about the postures and learning to be aware about the postures.”
  • “This has been a truly wonderful course.”
  • “A brilliant training course.”

Taiji Shibashi Instructor Course – Autumn 2017

Next course: –

Dates: July 22nd & 23rd, Aug 19th, Oct 14th & 15th 2017
Times: 10:00 till 17:00
Location: East Kilbride, Lanarkshire
Cost: £360.00
Booking: Pro Holistic Taiji Shibashi Qigong Instructor Course

A deposit of £60.00 is required, with the balance to be paid on the first day of the course. As spaces are limited, advanced booking is essential.

Embroidered Brocade Qigong courses – 2017

Embroidered Brocade QigongEmbroidered Brocade Qigong is rooted in the principles of Taiji.  It takes around  20 –30 minutes to do the whole set.

Course dates: 11th November 2017

Embroidered Brocade Qigong

Embroidered Brocade QigongSequence:

  • Folding Over
  • Circle of Light
  • Catching a Ball (aka Billowing Sail)
  • The Five Elements (aka The Sun and the Moon)
  • The White Crane
  • The Snake
  • The Taiji Walk

 

Workshop details:

  • Location – East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire – location map
  • Dates – Saturday 14th May, and Saturday 26th November 2016
  • Time – 10.00 till 17:00
  • Cost – £60.00
  • Details – Focusing on posture, on learning Qigong, in depth, and gaining awareness of Qi flow.
  • Instructor – Des Lawton
  • Guidelines – Can be viewed here

For further datails and booking, visit Pro Holistic – Embroidered Brocade Qigong course

Physiotherapy, the Three Types

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can be used to treat sports injuries.

In Physiotherapy, a Physiotherapist assesses and diagnoses problems with human movement and function before planning and administering a treatment program in order to restore function or minimise any current dysfunction that is due to injury, illness, disease, or ageing. The physiotherapist will use a combination of manual therapy, movement training, electrotherapy (ultrasound, etc.) and prescribing exercise. In cases where patients are recovering from serious injury or disability, physiotherapy is a vital treatment that can mean the difference between dependence and independence.

Physiotherapy aims to rehabilitate and improve the lives of people with movement disorders by using evidence-based, natural methods such as exercise, motivation, adapted equipment, education and advocacy.

 

Generally, there are three different types of physiotherapy:

  • Musculoskeletal – treating issues with muscles, bones and joints. Common conditions treated under this banner include back pain, bursitis, strains, arthritis, workplace injuries and sports injuries.
  • Neurological – treating nervous system disorders including head injuries, stroke, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Also some rehabilitation after brain surgery.
  • Cardiothoracic – treating disorders of the cardio-respiratory system including asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Including the covering post thoracic surgery rehabilitation.

However, it is Muskuloskeletal Physiotherapy that we are focussing on. This is the healthcare professional who you may seek assistance of if you are suffering from any of the following:

  • Arthritis.
  • Back and neck pain.
  • Motor conditions such as cerebral palsy.
  • Pregnancy-related problems, such as back or hip pain.
  • Work-related issues, such as repetitive strain injury.
  • Breathing difficulties such as asthma.
  • Sports injuries

 

Physiotherapy uses a variety of tools to help regain movement and recover from injury:

  • Joint manipulation and mobilisation.
  • Massage.
  • Re-educating the muscles in order to correct faulty movement.
  • Exercise programs that are designed to improve mobility and strengthen muscles.
  • Breathing exercises.

 

Therapist info

Physiotherapy can be used to treat neck pain.

 

If you wish your website to be included on this page please see our Resources Page for details.

 

 

Tim Edbrooke, Exeter

Response Mobile Physiotherapy, Dundee

 

 

Resources

Further information on Physiotherapy including case studies, etc.

If you wish to add further resource information about Physiotherapy please contact us with the details.

 

Please note that Holistic-Pages.com makes no guarantee regarding the validity, efficacy, or safety of any therapy and we advise that medical advice should be sought from a qualified medical practitioner regarding any illness.
Holistic-Pages.com is not responsible for the credentials, qualifications and insurance status of any of the therapists who have links from this site and we advise that these should be checked before any treatment is undertaken.

 

 

Online Qigong courses – Connecting Heaven and Earth

Sanbao Taiji & Qigong have created the second of a series of online Qigong courses and have hosted them at Udemy.  There are previews available for each of the online Qigong courses, allowing you to get a better idea of what each course has to offer.  Occasionally, we will be providing discount codes for our courses and these will be found at the bottom of each course description.

Save £10.00 on each course by using the coupon codes!

 

Online Qigong courses

Connecting Heaven and Earth Qigong

A Five Elements, stand-alone Qigong exercise.

Coupon code (£10.00 discount – expires 31/3/2017) CHAE.50_FEB717

What Will I Learn?

  • Attain Wuji posture, create a quiet body/mind.
  • The six movements of the Connecting Heaven and Earth Qigong.

Requirements

  • No prior knowledge of Qigong required. This course is for all levels.

View Curriculum

DescriptionOnline qigong courses - connecting heaven and earth qigong

This course is for people who are serious about Qigong, no matter what their current level of experience is. It is for people who want to practice true Qigong, to work Internally, rather than practicing slowed down aerobics.

Qigong is an Internal skill with the function of enhancing the practitioner’s Qi (energy) and the flow of Qi within the meridian system and energy body.

The movements and postures that Qigong uses are NOT Qigong in its entirety. They are one of the tools used to guide the Qi………………. just ONE of the tools.

In this course you will learn

  • To create a quiet body/mind through the use of Wuji stance. Poor posture creates distraction, noise, that interferes with the focus needed to guide the Qi.
  • To make use of the subtleties within the movements and postures to accurately guide the Qi.
  • To use the breath to guide the Qi and to help change the brainwave pattern from Beta wave to Alpha wave.
  • To use listening jing in order to gain tangible awareness of the Qi and the changes produced during Qigong. If you do not know what it is that you are meant to be guiding how can you guide it?
  • To become passionate about Qigong.

You can preview this course at Udemy

Cost: £60.00
Coupon code (£10.00 discount – expires 31/3/2017) CHAE.50_FEB717

Online Qigong course – the 8 Exceptional Vessels

Sanbao Taij & Qigong  have created their first online Qigong course and have hosted them at Udemy.  There are previews available for each of the online Qigong course, allowing you to get a better idea of what each course has to offer.  Occasionally, we will be providing discount codes for our courses and these will be found at the bottom of each course description.

Save £10.00 on each course by using the coupon codes!

The Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong

Working with the Qi of the Extraordinary Meridians

Coupon code (£10.00 discount – expires 31/3/2017) 09MMH45_7_G2

What Will I Learn?

  • Create a quiet body/mind by using Wuji stance.
  • Practice three Qigong exercises that work specifically with the Extraordinary Meridians, the Exceptional Vessels.

Requirements

  • No previous knowledge of Qigong required. This course is suitable for all levels.

View Curriculum

DescriptionOnline qigong course - eight exceptional vessels qigong

These Qigong exercises work with the Qi that is stored in the Eight Exceptional Vessels (aka the Extraordinary Meridians). These vessels are often likened to reservoirs that store Qi and blood while the Meridians can be likened to rivers that carry the Qi.

As well as using the Yi (that is the brain), the eyes and the breath to guide the Qi, these exercises also make use of the Master Points and the Coupled Points.

The quality, essence, of the Qi of the Exceptional Vessels is tangibly different to that of the Twelve Meridians. These exercises will open out an opportunity for you to experience this for yourself.

You can preview the course at Udemy

Cost: £60.00
Coupon code (£10.00 discount – expires 31/3/2017) 09MMH45_7_G2

Ten Fundamental Treasures Qigong Course – Scotland

Ten Fundamental Treasures Qigong Course –  June 2017

As part of their ongoing courses, San Bao School is running a Ten Fundamental Treasures Qigong course in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire. The two-day coursecovers the ten exercises, in depth, and provides beginners with a great foundation in Qigong while, at the same time, introducing more advanced practitioners to the subtleties contained within each exercise.

Ten Fundamental Treasures Qigong courseQigong (Chi Kung) is the art of working with energy, your life energy.  The external movements are only a small portion of the work that is being done as the practitioner moves their Qi around the meridian system.  To the external viewer, Qigong can look like slowed down aerobics but these exercises are much, much, more than that.  The external movements are there to assist the practitioner to prompt internal movement in their Qi.

True Qigong is only achieved when there is internal movement and waving your arms around while bobbing up and down is a very poor mimicry of this wonderful art .

The Ten Fundamental Treasures

  • Uphold the Heavens to Empower the Three Burning Spaces (San Jiao)
  • Harmonising Spleen and Stomach
  • Looking Backward
  • Pulling the Bow to Shoot the Hawk
  • Shaking the Head and Waving the Tail
  • Holding the Fists Tightly and Gazing with Angry Eyes
  • Abdominal Lift
  • Spring with the Toes
  • Hold the Toes and Strengthen the Kidneys
  • Change the Sinews (Yi Chin)

 

This San Bao Qigong course is relaxed and allows everybody to learn at their own pace.  There is no rush, no pressure, and no competition.

 

 

Qigong course details:

  • Location – East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire
  • Date – 10th & 11th June 2017
  • Time – 10.00 till 16:00
  • Details – Focusing on posture, on learning Qigong, in depth, and gaining awareness of Qi flow.
  • Cost – £120.00
  • Booking – Pro Holistic Qigong Courses Scotland
  • Instructor – Des Lawton
  • Further information – ‘Phone Des on 01355266011 or use the form on the Contact Us

 

 

Location of course

 

 

Embroidered Brocade Qigong Courses – 2016

Embroidered Brocade Qigong is rooted in the principles of Taiji and is especially beneficial to Taiji players.  It takes around  20 –30 minutes to do the whole set.

Course dates: Saturday 14th May and, due to demand, Saturday 26th November 2016

Embroidered Brocade Qigong

Sequence:

  • Folding Over
  • Circle of Light
  • Catching a Ball (aka Billowing Sail)
  • The Five Elements (aka The Sun and the Moon)
  • The White Crane
  • The Snake
  • The Taiji Walk

Workshop details:

  • Location – East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire – location map
  • Dates – Saturday 14th May, and Saturday 26th November 2016
  • Time – 10.00 till 17:00
  • Cost – £70.00
  • Details – Focusing on posture, on learning Qigong, in depth, and gaining awareness of Qi flow.
  • Instructor – Des Lawton
  • Guidelines – Can be viewed here

For further datails and booking, visit Pro Holistic – Embroidered Brocade Qigong course

The Five Yin Qigong Courses – 2016

Workshop details:

  • Location – East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire  – location map
  • Dates – Saturday 25th June 2016
  • Time – 10.00 till 17:00
  • Cost – £70.00
  • Details – Focusing on the postures, the focus, and gaining awareness of Qi flow in these exercises.
  • Instructor – Des Lawton
  • Guidelines – Can be viewed here
  • Further information – ‘Phone Des on 01355266011 or use the form on the Contact Us

The Five Yin Qigong concentrate on the Qi flow in the Yin meridians.  The course concentrates on using the physical movement, the breath, and the eyes.  It is only with correct posture, relaxed breathing, and accurate that the practitioner will progress with any Qigong exercise.

The Five Yin Qigong

  • Lung Meridian – Metal
  • Spleen Meridian – Earth
  • Heart Meridian – Fire
  • Kidney Meridian – Water
  • Liver Meridian – Wood

For further datails and booking, visit Pro Holistic – Five Yin Qigong Course

Extraordinary Meridians Qigong Course – 2016

These Extraordinary Meridians Qigong / Neigong (aka Eight Exceptional Vessels) exercises work with the Qi that is stored in the Extraordinary Meridians.  The Extraordinary Meridians can be likened to reservoirs while the Meridians can be likened to rivers.  Most Qigong exercises concentrate on the Qi flow in the meridian system.

extraordinary meridians qigong 04As well as using the Yi, eyes and breath to guide the Qi, these exercises also make use of the Master Points and the Coupled Points to activate the Qi in the vessels.

 

Feedback

  • “I’m really happy with what I gained from the course; an appreciation for the intention and focus of qi gong with regards energy and the points, correct movements, and the confidence to continue practice at home. The website resources are brilliant as a follow up. Thank you very much Des.”
  • “……….thank you so much for Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I loved your way of teaching. I feel confident and keen to continue practicing what I’ve learned – which was exactly what I was hoping to gain, so much appreciation to you!”
  • “I didn’t realise until several days later that the reason I think I enjoyed this workshop more than the course is because the stance doesn’t change. It allowed me to stop thinking about what was next and where my feet needed to be so I could just focus on the qigong.”
  • “…………. It helped me to appreciate it more as an energetic practice with intention and focus on energy flow, as opposed to simply awareness on physical movement.”

 

 

Workshop details:

  • Location – East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire  – location map
  • Dates – Saturday 23 April 2016, or Saturday 29th October 2016
  • Time – 10.00 till 16:00
  • Cost – £60.00
  • Details – Focusing on posture, on learning Qigong, in depth, and gaining awareness of Qi flow.
  • Instructor – Des Lawton
  • Guidelines – Can be viewed here

For further datails and booking, visit Pro Holistic – Extraordinary Meridians Qigong course

Taiji Shibashi (十八) Instructors course

Taiji Shibashi Instructors Course – 2017

The Taiji Qigong Shibashi (十八) Instructor course is designed to provide Qigong instructors with all the tools and information needed to teach the Shibashi as true Qigong.

The Shibashi (also known as the Eighteen Postures of Taiji Qigong) is a set of Qigong exercises based on Taiji that adheres to the rules governing Taiji stances (in particular, the Wuji stance). These stances are fundamentally important if the practitioner wishes to get the most out of the Qigong.

Since the early 1980′s, when the Shibashi was introduced, in, the significance of the Taiji stances has been lost and their true use as Qigong has been diminished and the beneficial qualities have depleted.  Without a solid base (root) there is a conflict of focus and the cognitive mind (Yi) cannot be fully focused on guiding the Qi.  This being the case, during the course a lot of time is spent on attaining and recognizing proper posture.

Testimonials:

  • “……………… just wanted to thank you for a wonderful weekend.  It was brilliant, I really enjoyed it.  I gained much more than I expected to.  Thanks for opening my eyes.”
  • “Attending this Workshop was a very motivational experience; an exercise of discovery providing a brief insight into the amazing power of QiGong. I would recommend this inspirational workshop to all who have an interest in QiGong”
  • “I discovered that qigong was more powerful than I had ever imagined.  An excellent weekend and I learned so much more about myself that can be brought into my classes, I now feel more confident that I can deliver qigong more effectively to my students and also enjoy the benefits for myself, thank you so much.”
  • “I am so glad that I made the decision to attend a truly inspirational workshop and to have benefited from an introduction to the amazing powers of QiGong. I am aware that we only experienced an ‘insight’ but even so I consider that I am now in a better position to pass on quality teaching to my students, and having been an FE Lecturer for many years, I believe delivering quality is of paramount importance.
    I also thank you (and your wife) for your hospitality in providing delicious lunches and snacks – greatly appreciated!”
  • “Just thought I should send you a wee message to let you know how much doing the Qigong instructors course has helped me personally. I had just started 4th year at Uni when I came on the course. Uni has been horrendous and a few times it has been bad enough to make me consider leaving but doing Qigong has been a life saver. It has got me through some very tough times.
    Big thank you to you for teaching me this beautiful art. Qigong had definitely came into my life at the right time.”
  • “Thanks des. Really exceeded expectations. Will take time to assimilate the information properly before introducing to my classes.”
  • “Really interesting weekend – it has inspired me to continue on my path for which I thank you so much.”
  • “Learning about Chi and feeling the Chi was an experience.”
  • “Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.”
  • “Thank you Des. Really enjoyed the workshop and your style of teaching the group.”
  • “Excellent instructor, easily understood, good analysis, some helpful tips and suggestions. Thank you.”
  • “Really interesting course. Made me want to learn more about he background and how move have different effects on the various parts of the body.”
  • “Felt better about the postures and learning to be aware about the postures.”
  • “This has been a truly wonderful course.”
  • “A brilliant training course.”

 

Next course: –

Dates: Jan 28th & 29th, Feb 25th, and April 1st & 2nd 2017
Times: 10:00 till 17:00
Location: East Kilbride, Lanarkshire
Cost: £360.00
Booking: Pro Holistic Taiji Shibashi Qigong Instructor Course

A deposit of £60.00 is required, with the balance to be paid on the first day of the course. As spaces are limited, advanced booking is essential.

 

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