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Dao Yin Qigong is a comprehensive therapeutic exercise system that combines integrated physical movement, mental cultivation and regulated breathing. This activity is designed to guide and induce the free flow of energy Qi throughout the body, maintaining the harmony of Yin and Yang, which promotes health and a greater sense of well being.

Dao Yin Qigong increases vitality, impacts positively to improve medical conditions and in this way will improve and prolong the quality of life.

Dao Yin Qigong consists of 31 sets of movements all extensively researched and designed to strengthen different internal organs and their corresponding body systems. Specific benefits include building up the body's immune system and regenerative capacity. It can therefore aid quicker recovery from illness and create a sense of well being.

These exercises once learnt can also bring about increased muscular efficiency and coordination, improved breathing and blood flow, greater flexibility, a higher level of internal balance and harmony and improved immune system.

Dao Yin Qigong is now regarded within the Chinese health and medical science fields as a shining pearl in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has helped millions of people with severe and lingering health problems to improve their health. Over 40 countries have adopted Dao Yin Qigong with over 4 million people currently practicing.

Dao Yin is the more correct term for Qigong, an ancient Chinese mind-body exercise originally aimed at health care as well as physical and spiritual purification. Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong (Life Nourishing exercises) is the result of long and deep research on ancient Dao Yin techniques carried out by Professor Zhang Guangde of Beijing Sport University. Tai Chi Australia provides courses in all of the Dao Yin Life Nourishing Exercises.

Detailed below are some of the Dao Yin forms. Please click on the name you are interested in.

Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Shi Er Fa
Dao Yin for Meditation
Dao Yin for Rejuvenation
Dao Yin for the Cardiovascular System
Dao Yin for the Respiratory System

Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Shi Er Fa

12-Step Daoyin Health Preservation Exercises

This new set of Qigong exercises combines Daoyin with healthcare, limb exercises, and mental and spiritual relaxation. This exciting 12 Movement Qigong form was developed in 1974 by Professor Zhang Guangde, one of the world's leading Qigong experts. This new set of Qigong exercises combines Daoyin with healthcare, limb exercises, and mental and spiritual relaxation.Adapted from over 50 forms it consists of 12 steps, which flow harmoniously from one movement to the next. It has become one of the treasures of health Qigong. It was designed and compiled by the Chinese Health Qigong Association and is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It concentrates on the Zang Fu organs comprising the heart, liver, spleen lung and kidney and gall bladder, stomach small intestine, large intestine and bladder; the meridians, balancing yin and yang, the Five Elements, Qi and blood.

It can be practiced in both seated and standing positions. Movements are graceful and easy to learn and are suitable for all ages. When breathing exercises are integrated into Yangsheng, the movements are effective for promoting good health, preserving life and cultivating the spirit and prolonging life expectancy.

The movements standing and seating positions are:

  1. Beginning of Heavan’s Creation (Qian Yuan Qi Yun)
  2. Double Fish Hung on the Wall (Shuang Yu Xuan Ge)
  3. Old Horse is Stabled (Lao Ji Fu Li)
  4. Ji Chang Shoots a Louse (Ji Chang Guan Shi)
  5. Bending the Body to Brush the Shoes (Gong Shen Dan Xue)
  6. Rhinoceros Gazes at the Moon (Xi Niu Wang Yue)
  7. Lotus Flower Appears Above the Water (fu Rong Chu Shui)
  8. Golden Rooster Heralds the Dawn (Jin Ji Bao Xiao)
  9. Wild Geese Land on the Beach (Ping Sha Luo Yan)
  10. White Cran Flies High in the Clouds (Yun Duan Bai He)
  11. Phoenix Salutes the People (Feng Huang Lai Yi)
  12. Qi and Breath Return to the Origin (Qi Xi Gui Yuan)

Dao Yin for Meditation (Life Nourishing Exercise)

This is the fundamental set of the Dao Yin system focused on cultivating Qi by gathering energy from the universe and guiding it through the body. It helps to still and purify the mind, calm the nervous system, relax the body, improve concentration, regulate and balance the hormonal system, and enhance vitality.

It is an ideal exercise for achieving harmony in mind and body and overcoming stress and worry associated with a busy lifestyle. It is the prerequisite and basis for further studies in Dao Yin.

Dao Yin for Rejuvenation (Return to Childhood)

This easy to learn set of exercises consists of 39 movements and is renowned for its rejuvenating properties. These exercises are directed towards improving the Qi flow throughout the body and strengthening the internal organs (including the heart, lungs, liver, spleen and kidneys) which are so important to our health and well being. This strengthening can halt further organ degeneration and begins a continuing rejuvenation process.

Dao Yin for the Heart

Known more correctly as Dao Yin for the Cardiovascular System, this set of exercises consists of 8 movements and, in clinical trials in China, was shown to be highly effective in the prevention and alleviation of the common diseases of hypertension and coronary heart disease. Dao Yin for the Heart was designed with specific emphasis on improving heart function, stimulating regular blood circulation, and preventing diseases of the cardiovascular system. While this set is relatively short, you will notice the immediate effects of increased blood flow throughout the body.

Dao Yin for the Respiratory System

This set of exercises consists of 8 movements designed to strengthen the respiratory system. It is renowned for improving respiratory function, being particularly beneficial for sufferers of ailments such as Asthma and Bronchitis. There is extensive study being undertaken in to the benefits of this particular exercise set by the Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Research Council of the Society of Higher Education of China, and to date, the results are extremely positive. You will notice in this particular set that you are working the Lung and Large Intestine meridians, but also the Spleen and Kidney meridians which are said to strengthen the lungs.

'Knowing spirit and Qi makes a long life possible. Protect and nourish the imaginary embryo to build up spirit and Qi. When spirit moves the Qi moves; where spirit ceases the Qi ceases. To have a long life, spirit and Qi must mutually interact.'

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Dao Yin at Beijing Sport University