My Journey of Taiji Daoyin

 

Taiji Daoyin was developed through my many years of studies and practices. I was a physician of integrative medicine in China and have been in the field in China and the United States for over 40 years. I believe that meditation and exercise should be an essential part of modern medical services because many medical problems derive their roots from mind-body issues.

  

Why are the stretching and motion in Taiji Daoyin in orbits of spiral or coiling? Think of how we dry a towel soaking with water by twisting rather than pulling it; the spiral pattern of motion is the optimal way to promote the circulation of energy, blood and lymph systems.

  

I have been a volunteer in promoting Taiji Daoyin from the beginning. I feel very proud of my team of the Daoyin Health Society. They demonstrate amazing intelligence, hard work and great contributions to attain the goal of public health improvement.

 

Best wishes for your health and happiness,

 

 

Jing Liu, PhD, Lic. Ac.

Daoyin Health Society

创立太极导引的初衷

刘京(中医师、医学博士) 

 

 我接受过中国传统医学和现代医学的较系统教育, 并且在中国和美国行医将四十年. 在我的临床实践中发现 , 越来越多的人存在的健康问题其实是心身问题, 而现代医学对此没有令人满意的治疗方案.  为此, 我开始了多年的探索. 寻求心身结合的养生运动.  于是在气功,太极以及我年少练习的武术里探寻答案。我发现古代太极拳源于技击自卫,现代太极阴柔有余, 拉伸不足,且至今未形成完整的以保健为目的锻炼体系。运用现代医学知识,我保留了太极的螺旋、弧线运动理念,加强了有序的导引气息和肌筋拉伸锻炼。

以膈肌运动带动的腹式呼吸是太极导引的基础。膈肌分布大量的迷走神经, 深度的膈肌上下运动牵拉该神经可以有效的减少焦虑和炎症,改善心血管和免疫功能并 提高氧气摄取量。随着腹腔压力的变化可以给脏器带来类似按摩的效果。

 

吸气时身体松弛, 呼气时按照圆或弧线方向拔伸肌筋也是太极导引功法要求之一。

湿毛巾是旋转拧干的。同样道理,在做螺旋拉伸的时候可以使我们气血及淋巴组织液更快地流通起来,比直线拉伸运动的瑜伽应该有更好的舒筋活血,松弛筋肌的功效。在我的临床实践中,采用圆或弧线的导引推拿手法, 每获极佳的治疗效果。

 

脊柱健康与上百种疾病相关。中医学也认为沿脊柱走行的督脉是最重要的经络。“督脉通, 病自愈”。绝大部分的太极导引动作都是通过腰胯和肩胛的多方向运动来驱动脊柱的松弛、拔伸及旋转。

 

最后祝福所有练习太极导引的朋友, 并希望你们将练功的体会和建议反馈给我们, 谢谢。