Do-In for the Shoulders

Do-In

A simple exercise regime, often describe as "self shiatsu", that will help you maintain health and improve your general wellbeing. Shizuto Masunaga, author of Meridian Exercises, explains “Do of Do-In means to open up channels and facilitate the movement of energy along specific routes. In of Do-In means to move and stretch one’s limbs to achieve this purpose.”

The basis of the exercises are to encourage mind and body integration. This allows Ki to flow freely through the body and in particular along the meridians. The exercises are performed with an emphasis on imagery, breathing and relaxation.

Do-In exercises are taught to Shiatsu practitioners during their training, including basic Do-In, Makko-Ho (meridian exercises)and complementary meridian exercises. The three minute exercise and wrist exercises along with other Ki development exercises are included from Ki-Aikido.