The word daoyin consists of two distinct terms. Both ‘dao’ and ‘yin’ have the meaning of leading. Together they form the description of ‘exercises with a clear objective being pursued’; in this case re-strengthening of physical and mental health.
Daoyin are very effective in correcting the posture and eliminating pathogenic factors (binqi). In addition, it is also possible to use the internal force, developed by the practice of these daoyin, to treat patients.
Daoyin not only effects health. Through the deep concentration and the focus on breathing and movement, it is also an excellent method for self-development and inner growth. By practising daoyin we are able to restore the connection between mind and body and regain inner harmony that is so often disturbed by our daily lives.