Take control of your health with Tao Yin an ancient self empowering exercise system. Tao Yin is the Chinese equivalent to yoga pre-dating chi kung. It is part of Taoist cultivation and is also used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat and aide recovery from illness. A very effective way to stay relaxed, fit and healthy.
The gentle movements of Tao Yin serve to unwind the stresses of life from the body and return a sense of natural movement and calmness of mind. I believe this system that could benefit many people in our current culture of inactivity and stress. Our body is designed to move and a lot of people spend a good deal of time behind a desk or sat driving a car. Our sedentary life style leads to all sorts of physical and mental dis-ease.
Tao Yin consists of a series of lying, sitting and moving postures and stretches. These exercises stimulate the Chi flow, strengthen the muscles and tendons and increase flexibility. Combining breathing techniques and meditation you experience directly the flow of the life force in your body.
It is characterised by an interchange between movement and stillness. The period of rest between each exercise allows you time to feel how your energy has been affected or to guide chi to the area of the body or energy system you are working on.
Tao Yin emphasises flexibility and strength of the spine, psoas muscle and sacroiliac joint and initiation of movement from the lower abdomen. By learning to breathe and move from the Tan Tien (lower abdomen), body and mind become more efficient and you find you have more energy to spend each day.
Benefits of the practice:
- Increased strength and coordination of the body
- Move with grace and power
- Learn to initiate movement and breathing from the lower abdomen
- A strong spine and psoas muscles
- Open your body with full body breathing
- Clear both energetic and emotional blockages from the body
Next Course: Taught with Iron Shirt Chi Kung
When: June 17/18 2014
Times: 10am to 5pm
Where: To be confirmed soon. Sign up to the newsletter to be kept informed
Price: £180 (Early booking before May 17 & Concessions rate £160)