Daoyin Yangshen Gong (DYYSG) is a system of qigong that was created by Professor Zhang Guang De at the University of Physical Education, Beijing (now Beijing Sports University). A literal translation of DYYSG is as follows: Dao = way or path, Yin = to guide, Yang = nourish, Sheng = life, Gong = achieve. It can therefore be roughly translated as a ‘guided way to achieve life nourishment’. The DYYSG system combines Traditional Chinese Medicine theory with modern medical knowledge and incorporates more than 30 exercise sets or forms using traditional and modified qigong. These forms can be practiced for general health care as well as for treatment of specific diseases.
There are several particular characteristics that distinguish DYYSG including a combination of movement with attention of the mind, focus on specific acupuncture points and the meridian system, and massage of acupuncture points. The exercises also utilize spiralling movements of the extremities to stimulate acupuncture points on the wrist and ankles, and to ensure smooth flow of qi through the meridians located in those areas. By alternating between resting positions and exercises, tension and relaxation are combined which helps to stimulate the meridians and facilitate better qi flow. Also, the movements of DYYSG are practiced slowly and fluidly enabling coordination of the movement with breathing and mental focus.
The practice of DYYSG can be a great contributor to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It can be used as a preventative measure for healthy individuals to enhance the body’s natural immunity, it can be applied as a curative measure in addition to prescribed treatment, and it can be used for rehabilitation from injury or disease. In clinical tests DYYSG has proved to be effective in improving the health of various patients, in preventing worsening of a particular disease and in aiding healing of many acute and chronic conditions with no discernable side effects.
Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Syllabus
Daoyin Baojian Gong – Qigong for General Health
Yuzhen Buyuan Gong – Qigong for the Kidneys and Urinary System
Shugan Lidan Gong – Qigong for the Liver and Gall Bladder System
Shuxin Pingxue Gong – Qigong for the Cardiovascular System
Hewei Jianpi Gong – Qigong for the Digestive System
Yiqi Yangfei Gong – Qigong for the Respiratory System
Shujin Zhuanggu Gong – Qigong for the Muscles, Bones and Connective Tissue
Sanxiao Jiuzhi Gong – Qigong for Diabetes Treatment
Baduanjin – 8 Section Brocade Qigong
Yijinjing – Muscle and Tendon Nourishing Qigong
Xingnao Ningshen Gong – Qigong for the Brain and Nervous System
Mingmu Huangshi Gong – Qigong for the Visual System