Harmonizing Your Training with the Body Type System™ Part 1

Harmonizing Your Training

Harmonizing Your Training

Harmonizing Your Training with The Body Type System™ is a set of movements developed by Jiao Shi that focuses on the energetic pattern of each particular Body Type, involving warming up and cooling down phases. They will help you understand and discover what exercise regime is most beneficial for you Body Type™.

Mastering these movements allows the practitioner to reset their body and take charge of their own health. They reinforce and motivate the spark within you. Don’t let these elusively simple exercises fool you, they are working on harmonizing the body from within.

What does this mean? They are NOT Western style exercises. Much like Dao Yin, the work is done inside of the body to enhance healing, wellbeing, and longevity with coordinated breathing techniques and specific body movements.


“The natural course of things is always followed. This prevents one from harming their post-heaven strength. Focus is on beneficial cultivation of one’s natural life force as the core of training. All people – men, women, the old, and the young – may practice in order to replace temerity with bravery; and stiffness with pliability. Those of you who are weak, who suffer from fatigue and injury or illness, or who have weakened your qi from the practice of other martial arts to the point that you no longer have the strength to train, all of you may practice 太極拳. With practice, the qi will quickly return to a balanced state and will become strong, while the spirit naturally returns to a state of wholeness. Disease will be eliminated and the length of life increased.”

-Sun Lu-Tang


What Do These Simple Exercises ACTUALLY Do?

In Ancient China, Daoyin originated through Chinese Daoism. Moreover it is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine today, along with many other modalities such as acupuncture, an mo, herbology, qigong and more. The concept, as always, is to treat the origin of disease in the ENTIRE body by returning you back to your original function. This includes the physical body both internally and externally, the mind, emotions, and spirit.

These breathing methods require a minimal amount of movement to achieve maximum results leading to internal peace and a calm emotional state. As a result they also restore the qi running uninhibited through your body.  Consider the turtle – a slow moving animal who lives 400+ years.  There is even a special style of Wudang Qigong called the Turtle Form 龟形 (demonstrated by Master Chen Shiyu below).



Lastly, the keys to healing and restoration are already in you – waiting for permission to be released. Bring balance to your body through coordinated breathing exercises specifically developed for your Body Type™.

Ready to learn more?  Stay tuned for Part 2, and read a few testimonials from some of our clients who have been practicing Harmonizing Your Training™ below!

  • "The Body Type excercise is my go to exercise. I do them in the morning and before I go to bed. Whenever I am upset, stressed, emotional, or just need some clarity during the day – I take some time to do them and I gain perspective again. These are life changing – just the simple breathing and movements grounds me. I don’t know where I would be without them."

  • "The Body Type exercise is great. I tell people all the time it can be done anywhere…i can attest to that as I have done my exercise in the bathroom in the airport many times as the process of flying is stressful .SO once I make it to the gate I find a bathroom, do my exercise and am much calmer."

  • "Emotion, stress, worry, sadness, anxiety, headache, backache, toothache, heartache – you name it – my Body Type exercises take care of everything – no exaggeration – and the effects get better with time – i have been doing Harmonizing Your Training with The Body Type System for several years – i cannot describe to you what solid quality care and energy boost these provide – your commitment is a must though!"

  • "I was having a strong headache earlier today; laid down hoping that will take care of it; woke up with it still present; took the time; focused & relaxed; lol …. Did my upset-reset exercise and breathing; the headache eased up during the exercises; it has now been a couple of hours; it is gone!! For real! Even I am taken by surprise since that was one strong disturbing headache; I couldn’t function …I was thinking … in the past, such a headache would have prompted me to take a pill … where would I have been without the Body Type System?! for real; what a blessing!?"


Interesting Fact!

From the very beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, physicians and patients in China have been using Tai Ji Quan/Qigong to help boost their Zheng Qi.  Other countries, such as Russia, have also followed these protocols to help protect themselves and heal their patients and have seen great success.


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Lì Qiū: The Ancient Chinese Autumn

Lì Qiū

Preparing for each season is one of the oldest forms of preventative medicine, and once they have arrived, well-being and inner peace come from harmonizing with them.  The 13th term in the Ancient Chinese Solar Calendar begins on Saturday, August 7, 2021. Lì Qiū 立秋, marks the end of the solar term Major Heat and the beginning of autumn.

It does not however mean that the hot weather is finished with us. In fact, the next 30 day period of hot days are referred to as the “Autumn Tiger” and are typically more sweltering than those in Major Heat.

While according to Chinese records this time is said to have extreme heat, it also means that the harvest season approaches, and for this we can be grateful. Let us look at the meaning of Lì Qiū:

立 Lì : Begins or Commences
秋 qiu: autumn; consists of two parts, he (禾, rice) and huo (火, fire) – the ripening of rice.


Lì Qiū (Autumn) According to the Ancients

“Go to bed early and get up with the chickens. This will cause all mental faculties to become calm and peaceful, and moderate the downward blow of autumn. Reel in your mental energy to be in harmony with the condensing quality of autumn Qi. Do not disperse your energies, and the lung Qi will be clear. This is the way of nourishing life in accordance with the nourishing and constricting Qi of the autumnal harvest season. Going against these principles will harm the lung network, eventually causing diarrhea in winter, when things should really be in a state of storage rather than leakage. The Qi of Autumn is dry, and so it is advisable to consume some moistening sesame to counteract the dryness. Avoid cold drinks, and do not wear damp and cold clothing close to your skin.”

黃帝內經 Haungdi Neijing Su Wen

“This is the changing or pivoting point when the yang, or active, phase turns into its opposite, the yin, or passive, phase. Just as the weather in autumn turns harsh, so does the emotional climate. It is therefore important to remain calm and peaceful, refraining from depression so that one can make the transition to winter smoothly. This is the time to gather one’s spirit and energy, be more focused, and not allow desires to run wild. One must keep the lung energy free, full, clean, and quiet. This means practicing breathing exercises to enhance lung Qi. Also, one should refrain from smoking and grief, the emotion of lung. This will prevent the kidney or digestive problems in the winter. If this natural order is violated, damage will occur to the lungs, resulting in diarrhea with undigested food in the winter. This compromises the body’s ability to store in winter.”

黃帝內經 Haungdi Neijing Su Wen

Lì Qiū (Autumn) Indications

In Ancient Chinese Medicine, autumn starts the phase of Yin energy.  It corresponds with the Metal element which represents the lungs, the large intestine and the skin organs.

During this time, slowing down, focusing on what we have accomplished and unburdening ourselves by letting go of that which no longer serves us is recommended. Just like processes are happening in nature, we should also begin our gradual transition from the expansive growth of spring and summer to the introspective expression of fall and winter.

The Metal element is associated with the nose, the emotions of courage and sadness, the color white, and the sound of weeping. Likewise, the climate is dry, the season is ripening and ready for harvest, and the taste is pungent.

According to Ancient Chinese Medicine, autumn and winter are for the nourishment of the Yin Qi. Focus on self-nurturing and maintain your inner peace.

Common symptoms associated with lung and large intestine imbalances are respiratory issues, sinus infections, as well as, constipation, and dry skin problems. Now is the prime time to put prevention in high gear and focus on boosting your Zheng Qi as well as safe guarding your emotional wellness!

Make sure you step outside and breathe in the fresh air as well as get your daily sunlight during the SAFE hours of the day. Remember that the moment your body feels thirst, it has already entered into a dehydration stage. Prevent that from happening by drinking water.

“Remember, you are basically a houseplant with complicated emotions.”

Strengthen and enhance your overall endurance with coordinated breathing and Dao Yin principle based exercises from ancient times. Breathe!

And remember, sleep allows your body time to repair and heal.

Yíngyǎng (营养) Nutritional Corner – The Ancient Chinese Autumn

It is recommended in Traditional Chinese Medicine to transition from cold and uncooked foods to more warm and cooked foods during the autumn months.

If you are a Yang Body Type, consider adding more of the following fruits to your diet:


  • Pomelo
  • Loquat
  • Kumquat
  • Star Fruit
  • Apples
  • Plums
  • Olives
  • Grapefruit

If you are a Yin Body Type, consider adding more of the following fruits to your diet:


  • Pumpkin
  • Red Kidney Beans
  • Grapes
  • Bell Pepper
  • Butternut Squash
  • Acorn Squash
  • Pineapple

A Note From Jiao Shi

As we transition from the time of dà shǔ 大暑 (Major Heat) into the qiū fēn 秋分 (Autumn Equinox), the days will still get hotter and hotter. It is very important to protect yourself from the increasing heat and make sure that you hydrate with the fruits that were covered in the last few episodes of Jammin’ with Jiao Shi.

These cycles have been ebbing and flowing for the last 6,000 years, so this being the hottest point of the year is nothing new. May you continue to balance and harmonize yourself as we transition from late summer to autumn.

Jiao Shi


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