Whatever it is that brought you here, i'm glad you came. Dao Holistic Wellness draws its name from the ancient Chinese religion Daoism, commonly spelled Taoism. Dao means "the Way", the ambiguity of the term is a direct reference to its nature. In following the method of Dao, its essence is imparted to the course of one's life. This essence is likened to water, constant, yet always adaptable. Daoists practice the refinement of Qi, which is Yin and Yang in transformation, and their offspring, the Wu Xing (Five Elements). One method of cultivating Qi is through Qi Gong, physical postures and breathing exercises, which clear and energize one's harmonious functioning. The most well known text of Daoism is the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching), by Laozi. A link to this text under 'Daoism' is included on our site. The terms like Qi, Dao, Yin and Yang, and The FIve Elements fail to correspond exactly to English and Western scientific terms, and must be understood through a contemplative immersion in the system. The Dao Holistic Wellness blog aims to bring discourse on these subtle and esoteric topics in a way that can benefit any reader who may find them. Please subscribe, and get in contact if you would like to be a featured writer, or would like to suggest a topic. Also find our vLog on youtube.