- Abdominal breathing
- Reverse breathing
Abdominal and Reverse breathing form the base of all the Chi Kung techniques. The Study of Chi Kung combines movement and breath. The most basic exercise to start with is Deep Breathing. It stimulates the Original Chi (Yuan), also called as vital energy. They are the building blocks to achieve physical and mental harmony. The breathing exercises increase our intake of oxygen and bring our abdominal muscles more into play. And also the Diaphragm. It is the decreased intake of oxygen that results in memory loss and other problems as we grow older. This can be brought to halt through the breathing exercises.