Levi Ben-Shmuel: Sulam Chi


Sulam Chi (Ladder of Life Force Energy) is a beautiful integration of Tai Chi-like movement and Kabbalah’s mystical Tree of Life. It is a simple, gentle, yet powerful way to experience divine energy right where we live: in our bodies. It was developed in Jerusalem in 1999 by Levi and another student of their Kabbalah teacher, Hadassah Ben-Yishai.


Sulam Chi is ideal for all age groups and levels of fitness. It is an efficient, easy-to-learn exercise that integrates mind, body, and spirit. The complete form can be done in as little as 5 minutes in a small space. No background in Tai Chi or Kabbalah is required to feel relaxed, energized, and renewed through Sulam Chi.


A set of original prayers/intentions that are linked to each of the ten energy centers of the Tree of Life can be added to the practice to enhance and deepen your experience. The Sulam Chi DVD is a beautiful introduction to the movements, the prayers, and what is behind them. You can learn more about Sulam Chi here.


"Sulam Chi is a unique form of devotional exercise that combines the Tree of Life and Tai Chi. It brings you into the experience of ancient wisdom, while nourishing the moments you are living. It is practical and wise, and Levi Ben-Shmuel is an excellent teacher. As I say in my book, "there is no substitute for practice" and this is a great practice."

   - Paul David Walker, CEO coach, poet, and author of,  “Unleashing Genius”