Do-In

Do-In (pronounced ‘dough-in’) is a form of self-therapy based on an ancient system of gentle stretching exercises for physical and spiritual development. The emphasis of Do-In is on strengthening and invigorating the whole body in order to generate happiness, longevity and Read more ...

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese system of exercise that promotes a range of physical and mental benefits. It originated as a self-defence system, but is now primarily practised as a form of ‘moving meditation’ with the aim of increasing the flow of Qi, or energy, around the Read more ...

Tai Chi Benefits

In China, Tai Chi is renowned for its powers of healing and maintaining health, wellbeing and fitness in people of all ages. Older people in particular can benefit from Tai Chi because it loosens joints that have stiffened with age. The Chinese say that the regular practice of Read more ...

Tai Chi Exercises

Because Tai Chi is such a gentle form of exercise, it is suitable for most people. It is advisable, however, for people suffering from cardiovascular problems or high blood pressure to seek medical advice before taking up a new exercise system. Special clothing is not necessary Read more ...

Tai Chi Yang Exercises

The Short Yang Form developed by Cheng Man-Ching is a modified version of the Long Yang Form and is the one most commonly practised in the West. The first four postures are shown here. All the movements are performed slowly and smoothly with no pause between the postures, just Read more ...

Yoga Poses: Advanced Asanas

The following postures are among the strongest of the Asanas and bring tremendous benefits for both body and mind. They are best practised at a Yoga class, where a teacher will be on hand to provide full instructions on how to safely achieve the final position. Becoming competent Read more ...

Basic Qigong Warm-Up

These exercises warm up the muscles, stimulate the flow of Qi and help to relax the mind, preparing the body for Qigong practice. They can also be practised as a warm-up to Tai Chi exercises or as a basic routine for those new to Qigong. Each exercise can be practised on its Read more ...