Koga Internal Arts: Dao Yin and Qi Gong

By April 11, 2020 PRACTICE No Comments
Dao Yin, Qi Gong, Nei Gong

Dao Yin and Qi Gong principles work to both clear the channels and nourish the Qi within the body.

Instructor: Shinichi Iova-Koga
Authorized Qi Gong Instructor with Lotus Nei Gong

Dao Yin practices strengthen the interconnected and elasticated quality of the sinews to develop a more resilient web of tissue throughout the body. Spiral motion and extension opens the joints and spaces between the sinews, allowing more efficient energy production on a cellular level. Energetic information travels more efficiently when the paths remain open, allowing pathogenic qi to exit the body. 

(the syllabus includes Dragon and Wu Dao Yin forms)

Qi Gong benefits from a Dao Yin pairing. Where Dao Yin’s open the pathways, Qi Gong develops the quality of what travels those pathways. Both Dao Yin’s and Qi Gong rely on the strength of the lower Dan Tian. “Tian” translates to “field” which in the case of the lower Dan Tian refers to a containment (Yin) field that holds the activating (Yang) Qi. The movement and pressurization of the Qi promotes enhanced blood flow, opening the channels of the body, and strengthening the movement of Qi. To begin this process, the correct alignment of bones and the sinking of body mass effectively will allow the soft, connective tissues to change under stress. 

(the syllabus includes Ji Ben and Wu Xing Qi Gong forms)

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