Dao Yin Qigong

Season 1

Host Michael Issa guides us on a journey through Dao-Yin, a stretching focused subset of Qigong, by taking us step-by-step through each move in the Lian Gong 18 set. Each episode will begin with a warmup, present in detail a few new movements, and close with a stretching routine composed of both these new moves and moves from earlier episodes.

Season 2

Join martial arts instructor Michael Issa as we journey through Dao-Yin, a stretch-focused subset of Qigong. In each program, we travel step-by-step through each move, in the second series of the Lian Gong 18 set. Each episode begins with a warmup, presents new movements, and closes with a stretching routine composed of both new moves and moves from earlier episodes. Like Tai Chi, Qigong is an ancient Chinese calisthenics that combines graceful, stretching movements with slow, measured breathing. Research has shown that these exercises effectively reduce stress and anxiety, in addition to protecting against disease, aging and mental health problems. In every show, Issa reminds you "notice how you feel" after what is surely an invigorating, yet relaxing series of movements. In this series, Michael Issa focuses on tendons, joints, ligaments and limbs, as well as balancing the energy flow while alleviating and preventing inflamatio

Season 3

Welcome to Season 3 of Dao-yin Qigong with Michael Issa, owner of Kaikudo Martial Arts Academy in Dunwoody Village. Dao Yin combines fluid, stretching movements with deep breathing and guided qi-flow. Theses stretches work to release blockages in the body that may lead to chronic pain or disease. This season we share the oldest known dao yin set called Ma Wang Dui Dao Yin. This set is derived from ancient drawings that were discovered in the Mawangdui caves of China. These scrolls were dated over 2000 years old and are believed to be the precursor to many of the modern-day qigong practiced today. The Ma Wang Dui set is organized into 12 movements that correlate with the 12 meridians or energy pathways of the body. These are the same pathways used in acupuncture to balance the body’s natural qi or energy system.