Tao Yin Qigong
I am excited to share an ancient form of Qigong called Tao Yin (pronounced, “Dow Yin”), which means to guide and direct our lifeforce energy (Qi) through our meridians for health and vitality.
Remember Qigong wisdom: “Flowing water never goes stagnant!.”
Tao Yin originated after ancient cave drawings depicting the movements were discovered, and my teacher, Lee Holden, worked with the renowned Mantak Chia, to translate them in a way that they could be used and understood by us today.
Lee suggests, “These practices help us to excavate our own personal treasures and develop a stronger personal relationship with ourselves.” For me, this is in alignment with the concept of “The Healer Within,” coined by my original Qigong master, Roger Jahnke, which helps us realize how much we can each cultivate our own health and well-being.
In ancient times, Tao Yin was also known as “the art of preventing disease and prolonging life,” and it provides powerful tools to transform negative stress into positive energy for the important things in life.
In practice, some Tao Yin movements use a mat and resemble yoga and Pilates with a flowing element to keep the meridians open and fluid. It balances strength with flexibility, challenge with relaxing flow. Breathwork is an important element that will help us integrate our bodies, minds and spirits.
Who can practice Tao Yin? Everyone! Whether you are able to stand, sit or get down on the floor, Tao Yin can be adapted to what you need. Watch the short video below to get a taste of some Tao Yin movements.
I hope you will re-commit your time and prioritize your schedule to join me this fall as we explore Tao Yin together!
Mondays via Zoom, 9-9:45am CT
Wednesdays at Marshall Park, Middleton, 8:30-9:15 am CT (weather permitting)
Wednesdays at Harbor Wellness, Middleton, 9:45-10:45am CT (free to Harbor Members)
*See full class details at the bottom of the newsletter or on my website.