What are the aspects of Qigong?

Kai Men

  • Kai Men means “open door”.

  • Kai Men Keep the body moving continually while keeping joints as open as possible to alleviate stress and tension.

  • Each baseline exercise consists of a movement sequence performed with consciously synchronised breathing.

  • Each Kai Men has up to 5 extensions, where the body is encouraged to soften and open further than in the baseline exercise.

  • Kai Men focus on the aspects of muscle and joint movement.

  • Kai Men are amazing for physical and mental health and provide an effective method of dealing with stress.

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Tao Yin

  • Tao Yin means “secret island”.

  • Tao Yin is a group of therapeutic breathing exercises designed to work on specific areas of the body (unlike Kai Men).

  • Tao Yin are designed to create and maintain harmony in the organs of the body (less so for muscles and joints).

  • Depending on the exercise, they can stimulate or sedate organ function.

  • Tao Yin are a wonderful mindfulness tool, to help increase perception and intuition.

  • A tranquil mind is a beautiful effect of Tao Yin.

  • All Tao Yin have names (like “happy days”) and do not have extensions.

Qigong is suitable for any level as it can be adjusted to your own individual level.
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