Dao Yin Qi Gong

Chinese qi gong has a history of more than five thousand years. It has been known by many other names, such as daoyin (conduction of vital energy in the human body), tuna (expiration and inspiration), zuochan (sitting in meditation), xingqi (promoting the circulation of qi), and has mainly been widely practised by people in the religious, medical and martial arts circles, mainly for the purpose of cultivating mental calmness, improving physical fitness and prolonging life. Ancient Chinese documents contain large amount of writings on qigong. Through several thousand years of continuous development, a complete system of practice methods and theories was formed and the term qigong was established in the 1950s.