HUG THE MOON Wellness Studio teaches a type of medical Qi Gong called Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong. This type of Qi Gong is designed based on traditional Chinese medicine theories and concepts, which include holism, yin-yang theory, five-element theory, meridian system theory, physiology and pathology of the human body.
Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong is an exercise system characterized by gentle and slow movements of the body, breath control, stimulation of key acupressure points in the body, and mental development.
Its soft, fluid and harmonious movements aim to improve energy and blood circulation within the whole body, to balance and relax the nervous system, oxygenate muscle, enhance and regulate internal organ function and improve joint range of motion.
It is comprehensive. Some exercises are designed to “soften” the body and develop flexibility, some relate directly to specific organs, and some have a more general effect on the health. Most movements can be done in either standing or sitting positions, making the system accessible to people of all ages and physical conditions. There are a variety of movements at multiple levels of proficiency. It can be effective and beneficial for beginners to advanced practitioners.
This Qi Gong exercise system is a valuable contributor to multiple dimensions of health care including health maintenance, health improvement, recuperation, and pain and stress management.
Health maintenance: People in good health may practice Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong in order to maintain and enhance their robustness. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the human body and the natural world are an integrated whole. The internal organs correspond to the changes of the four seasons. Practicing appropriate movements during different seasons can help maintain good health, prevent illness and promote longevity.
Health Improvement: Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong is an exercise system that helps address acute and chronic health conditions. Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong has many routine movements that are specifically designed to improve health and wellness; for example:
Based on the instructor’s suggestion, individuals with specific health conditions should chose appropriate exercise sets.
Pain and Stress management: According to traditional Chinese medicine theory, any pain or abnormal changes in the body begin with stagnation and blockage of energy. Qi Gong’s gentle, meditative movements, controlled breathing and pressure point stimulation help to address the source of the pain and stop painful nerve firing by increasing energy and blood flow. Practiced regularly, it can effectively reduce and eliminate the pain cycle.
It can also help balance the effects of stress in our lives, thereby avoiding stress-related illness and dysfunction. The movements and slow breathing trigger the relaxation response that effectively relaxes tense muscles, reduces anxiety levels, balances the nervous system and restores mental calmness, thereby improving over-all mental function and the feeling of physical and mental well-being.
Recuperation: This type of Qi Gong is an excellent exercise system to help people recuperate from surgery, serious illness, hospitalization, and cancer treatment. Individuals who have suffered from any serious condition might practice the appropriate Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong exercises during their return to health.
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