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Foundation Exercise

A Key Open the Door of Daoyin

Foundation Exercise for Health is created by two professors, Zhang Guangde and Hu Xiaofei, who summarised their decades of traditional Chinese health study and practice. It combines the wisdom of inner alchemy and the method of Chinese medical science.

The exercise lays a good foundation of Qigong and Daoyin. It improves the feeling of qi in the body and promotes good health.

It is perfect for beginners who want to learn the various kinds of traditional Chinese health exercises.

What is the purpose of Foundation Exercise?

1. Regulate and correct the posture.
The exercise will help you develop a comfortable, well aligned stance with regular, slow motion.

2.  Understand the optimum breathing method.
Improving the ability to adjust breathing.
Learning how to adjust the mood and mind.

3. Enhance the feeling of qi.
Increase the sensitivity and develop the right understanding of qi.
Develop the state of ’being in stillness’.

4. Learn the basic skills of Chinese health exercises.
This exercise is a good fundamental study for further learning.

What will you gain from Foundation Exercise?

1. Calm nerves and relieved worries.
2. Completely relax and sleep well.
3. Correct breathing habit and good health for the organs.
4.Longevity by adjusting to abdominal breathing.
5. Clear meridians, better qi and blood circulation and nourished internal organs.
4. Boost fitness with graceful postures. Improve coordination and balance.

12-step Daoyin Health Preservation

Graceful Exercise Benefit Life Long

Health Qigong — 12-Step Daoyin Health Preservation Exercises is new series of qigong exercises and was designed and compiled by the Chinese Health Qigong Association.

It consists of 12 exercises from over 50 routines of Daoyin Health Qigong that developed since 1974 by Prof. Zhang Guangde, a highly revered and famous Daoyin master in China.

These exercises are based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine concerning the internal organs and meridians, Yin-Yang theory, the Five Elements, and qi and blood.

This new set of Qigong exercises combines Daoyin with healthcare, physical exercises and mental cultivation. The movements are graceful, easy-to-learn, suitable for all ages, and effective for keeping good health and prolonging life.

What will you gain from 12-Step Daoyin Health Preservation Exercises?

1.  Learn a way to keep in good health

12-Step Daoyin Health Preservation Exercises follow the Chinese Medical understanding of viscera and meridians. The practitioner is able to massage the internal organs through abdominal respiration training from the exercise; then promote the circulation of qi and blood to prevent problems of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system etc.

Traditional Chinese medical science considers that the twelve source acupoints are stop and pass positions of qi.  Practicing the 12-Step Exercise is kind of self-massage of the twelve source acupoints. Every time you practice the exercise it helps clear the meridians and improve the body’s circulation so as to prevent disease.

This is an enjoyable aerobic exercise and stretch for the body and will help the bones and muscles grow strong and healthy. This leads to good fitness, improved immunity and good mental health.

2. Explore the profound Chinese health philosophy

Traditional Daoyin exercise reflects the view of ‘harmony between man and nature’ that existed in ancient China. It emphasises that promoting natural internal harmony of the body can gain good health and long life. So the features of the 12-Step Exercise are endless movements and cycle, just like the universe and us.

Ancient China also has the philosophy of ‘balance in Yin and Yang’. It stressed everything should be ‘motion in stillness’ ‘Yin in Yang’. So the movement of the12 Step Exercise is gentle and slow, balance in left and right, a feeling between existing and nothing. Everything in their proper place.

3. Enjoy a lifelong interest

What kind of sports can be practiced all life long? Chinese traditional health exercise can!

The movement is not violent, severe or extreme at all. It could strengthen your body but not damage it. It would be a perfect activity for people of all ages. 

You might sweat slightly but not perspire heavily. This is a kind of simple and beautiful sport that will leave you feeling quite comfortable after practice.

Qianlong Exercise

Emperor Qianlong, who died aged of 87, was also one of the longest-living monarchs in China. His good health is attributed to his good habits. The 10 things to do involved 10 parts of body-the teeth, throat, ear, nose, eyes, face, feet, stomach, legs and arms, and hips.

Qianlong Emperor Exercise is created by Hu Xiaofei based on the research of Qianlong and Hu’s own sport preservation practical experience. Professor Hu also combines lots of ancient Chinese medical study, modern medicine and sports physiology to make the exercise effectively good for health.

What will you gain from Qianlong Emperor Exercise?

Through years of practical research, this exercise is found that has the functions of unblocking meridians, balancing Qi and blood, regulating viscera, strengthening muscles and bones, improving immunity. 

People practice regular that can prevent and treat hypertension, diabetes and delay aging. It is very popular among middle-aged and old people. Qianlong Emperor Exercise can be used as a preparation activity for traditional physical exercises as well as the traditional medical and health care exercise.




《养生筑基功》Foundation Exercise


《养生行步功》Health Step Exercise

《养生柔体功》Health Flexibility Exercise


《功前热身》Warm-up Exercise

  导引养生功系列 DYYSG Series

《舒心平血功》Heart Exercise

《舒肝利胆功》Liver Exercise

《益气养肺功》Lung Exercise

《和胃健脾功》 Stomach Exercise

《壮肾固腰功》Kidney Exercise

《导引保健功》Daoyin Fitness Exercise

《健身气功·五禽戏》Health Qigong | Five-animal Exercise

《健身气功·易筋经》Health Qigong | Wu Qin Xi


《四季行走功法》4-season Step Exercise

  Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Season-Changing

《49式经络动功》49 Meridian Movement Exercise

  5《对症(文明病)功法》5 Civilization Disease Exercise


《乾隆养生术》Qianlong Emperor Exercise

《太极五行养生功》Taichi Five-element Exercise

《养生太极》系列 Health Taichi Series

《导引养生功十二法》12-step Daoyin Health Preservation Exercise

《对症导引处方康养》Health Preservation Prescription

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