Although many SunDo postures and stretching routines are similar to Hatha yoga, SunDo is actually related to Taoist Qi Gong practices which cultivate the breath. In Asia, SunDo is a complete system including its own martial arts style.
Deep, rhythmic breathwork generates a surplus of Qi within the lower abdomen, or the sea of Qi, as it is often referred to in many Taoist practices giving practitioners robust health and a powerful reserve of energy.
Many thousands of people have experienced first-hand the benefits that SunDo practice and meditation bring to one's long-term physical health and emotional well-being. Regardless of experience, age, or reason for practicing, individuals from all walks of life have embraced this practice for body and mind.
Rooted in early Taoism, which recognized the energetic nature of all things, there are three main components in a practice class: warm-up stretches to activate Qi, postures with focused breathing to build Qi and cool-down stretches and exercises to circulate Qi to all parts of the body.
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Posture sets progress from easy to challenging with continued focus on deep breathing. Students also use visualization techniques to cultivate Qi.
With each posture set, SunDo breathwork changes slightly to allow for greater breath capacity and Qi cultivation.
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“What the ancients called
a clever fighter
is one who not only wins,
but excels in winning with ease.”
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War