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.
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