Tao Yin – Chinese Yoga

Tao Yin Front CoverTake 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: 8/9 November 2014

 

Times: 10am to 5pm

Where: Studio 2, Clerkenwellbeing, 178 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DT.

 

Price: £180 (Concessions rate £160)

 

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You can pay the full amount or a deposit to secure your place, the rest can be paid in cash on the first day of the course.

Contact me to register your interest in the course if you would prefer to pay by cash or cheque.

We will acknowledge your payment and send confirmation of your booking within 3 days. Please note that your payment includes a non-refundable deposit of 50% (unless the course is cancelled by us, when we will, of course, refund in full). Refunds will be made less the non-refundable deposit of 50% for cancellations up to seven days before the workshop you have registered for. No money will be refunded in any event for cancellations seven days or less before the workshop.

 

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