Shibashi 17 – Bouncing the ball as you step

Qigong is the mastery of mind, body movement and breath. This relaxing posture brings almost to a close this healthy routine that is for everyone.

Bring balance back into your life as you step slowly and carefully to the left and the right six times
Bring balance back into your life as you step slowly and carefully to the left and the right six times.

Routine

Repeat six times on each side.

  1. Breathe in as you step by lifting your left foot and raising your right hand.
  2. Breathe out as you lower left foot and right hand gently.
  3. Repeat on the other side.

Tips

Lift each foot slowly, with a rolling motion starting with the heel, then the ball of foot and finally the toes. As you put each foot down on the earth again, make the first contact with the toes, then the ball of the foot and finally the heel.

Benefits

This exercise:

  • improves your balance
  • increases feeling of relaxation
  • brings  peace within
  • keeps you supple and flexible
  • balances body energy
  • improves internal power
  • has a cleansing action throughout the body
  • increases your ability to make love, because you have increased energy and a deep feeling of well-being.

Strong vibrant Qi cleanses and energises the channels throughout the body, like the flowing water of a lagoon running into the sea.

Copacabana Lagoon running into the ocean after King-tide
Copacabana Lagoon water runs into the ocean after a king tide.
The ocean cleansing and energizing the lagoon
The ocean flows in, cleansing and energising the life in the lagoon.

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Nature Health’s Shibashi 18-sequence DVD will be released at the end of June.

To reserve your copy and be the first one to receive your DVD so you can practice in the comfort of your home, email me at margiehare18@gmail.com.