Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian monks practiced the breathing and motion sequence exercises in the monasteries. The monks
preserved, developed and maintained the exercises in strict secrecy for thousands of years, because the Chinese martial arts are based on traditional Qi Gong. People with a good knowledge in
traditional Qi Gong were considered to be superior in battle.
In order to quiet ones thoughts, to obtain peace of mind and to stay focused, people now a days still are practicing these
motion sequence exercises. Inner strength, ones “true nature”, health and higher awareness are developed by practicing Qi Gong. Qigong are English words for two Chinese characters: "Qi
气" and "gong 功". Qi is often translated as life energy and Gong as work. The two words are combined to describe systems to
cultivate and balance life energy, especially for health.
While doing Qi Gong the qi is awakened and increased by breathing, through awareness, and by slow fluid movements. The Qi is
directed through the body to certain points. Energetic, muscular, deep emotional and physical blockages can be unlocked and the body is supplied with new qi.