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With a written history of over two thousand five hundred years, Daoyin is an integral part of classical Chinese medicine. It comes under the more commonly known term Qigong, although qigong is very much a broad umbrella term for far more types of exercise similar in nature to each other.

Daoyin Yangsheng is a modern system that utilises traditional daoyin exercises. Daoyin Yangsheng is a premier health care system devised at the Beijing University of Physical Education by Professor Zhang Guangde over the last 30 years.

The Daoyin Yangsheng system is still evolving and now uses hundreds of different traditional Daoyin exercises set into lots of various short routines to promote health in all the major organ systems of the body and also to prevent and cure specific illness.  

Within the regular daoyin classes in Moray we practice and teach the primary organ system exercises seasonally, corresponding to the Chinese five element theory.

Each exercise routine has eight movements that consist of gentle physical exercises that are specifically designed to stimulate specific acupoints on the body along with breath control and mental focus. Each of the eight exercises in every routine are repeated symmetrically and then flow seamlessly into the next exercise making the whole routine fluid and graceful.  

The routines and when they are practiced and taught in the Moray Daoyin classes:

Daoyin Baojian Gong - A general health exercise - Spring & Summer.

Shujin Zhuanggu Gong - An exercise for muscles and bones - Autumn & Winter

Shugan Lidan Gong - Liver form - Spring.

Shuxin Pingxue Gong - Heart form - Summer.

Hewei Jianpi Gong - Spleen form - Late Summer.

Yiqi Yangfei Gong- Lung form - Autumn.

Yuzhen Buyuan Gong - Kidney form - Winter.

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