Daoyin, or Qigong, exercises originate from ancient China. Archeological and written records date back over 2000 years.
#Daoyin means to guide and pull. Daoyin sequences move with a elegant and balanced flow of the whole body. Rather than stretching we move within a comfortable range of movement.
With regular practise we build strength with suppleness while calming body and mind. Coordinating the #mindful movements with a natural breathing cycle creates a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing.
You'll find this particular exercise first extends the back while encouraging us to open and gently lift the chest. Then, as our weight draws backward we hinge at our hips with a neutral spine. This move brings eccentric extension to our back, glutes, hamstrings and calves.
Philip founded Huntun Tai Chi™ as a social enterprise in 2016. He has practised #TaiChi, Qigong and other martial arts for over 34 years. He works as a facilitator and tutor at the School of Medicine, University of Leeds.
In 2002 Philip survived a near fatal road accident, he suffered many significant injuries as well as the eventual amputation of his right leg. He used his long background in Tai Chi, Daoyin or #Qigong and other martial arts to aid his recovery and rehabilitation.
Philip is Patron to VX Global – an exiting all inclusive sport for everyone.
We're an award winning social enterprise based in #WestYorkshire, offering: Classes • Consultation • Presentations • Workshops
As Board Certified Instructors with the Tai Chi for Health Institute both Philip and his partner, Helen, teach Tai Chi for Health programs created by Dr Paul Lam for others to enjoy and improve their health.
We also teach a series of Daoyin/Qigong exercises in our classes and workshops as well as traditional #TaiJiQuan forms and push hands practice.
We have weekly Tai Chi for Health Classes covering Baildon, Bingley, Bradford, Carleton, Glusburn, Keighley, Saltaire, Shipley, Silsden and Skipton in Yorkshire.