Do-in, originates from China (ca 500 BC) and was then called “Tao-Yin”. In Japan these exercises are known as "Makka-Ho". Do-in literally means “The way in” which leads to personal growth and development. By doing these exercises, in which the meridians (energy channels) in the body are stretched, blockages are removed that have arisen there due to all kinds of causes. These blockages can be the cause of all kinds of complaints and inconveniences. By doing Do-in you ensure that you get closer to the cause of your complaints and that you actually do something about it. Even if you have no complaints, it contributes to vitality and flexibility and thus has a preventive effect on the maintenance of health. As with Shiatsu, the strength of Do-in lies in the regularity and prevention of complaints.
Do-in is performed in a way that everyone can participate in, it does not require any specific fitness or flexibility. The point is to go to your own limit and discover that you can push it back by relaxing. Everyone at his own level and at his own pace. The purpose of the exercises is; learning to experience movements on a deeper level as a pleasant activity. They are suitable for every person and at every stage of development. The approach offered is particularly suitable for people who want to see progress in terms of increasing agility and flexibility.
Do-In helps us with stress-induced discomforts such as back pain, headaches, digestive problems, fatigue. DO-IN exercises ensure that by stretching and moving limbs the meridians (= energy flows in the body that are linked to the organs) are opened to improve the Chi (= energy flow) along these routes. The meridian stretches become in a slow and relaxed manner
without forcing the stretches or worrying about your flexibility. Suppleness and flexibility show that the energy flows well and that the meridian functions properly, which benefits the organ function. Stiffness and resistance in an exercise indicate stagnation in a particular meridian.