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K’ai Men


K’ai Men generally translates as “Open Door”. Also known as Taoist Yoga, K’ai Men exercises work all of the main joints of the body to their full potential to maximise the flexibility, balance and control of the practitioner.

Working on the body structure as well as the internal organs, K’ai Men exercises aim to maximise good health and well-being by enhancing the movement of chi (internal energy) and blood throughout the system.

K’ai Men exercises have a basic ‘Sequence’ which is performed to a set breathing pattern, and an ‘Extension’ which is performed to natural breathing. Each Extension has five variables which can be adjusted to suit the capability of the practitioner.

There are in excess of 400 different exercises, each having the five variables.



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