Horse stance is one of the most important aspects of qi gong practice. Some exercises help to move stagnant qi or chi, others help to build qi. Horse stance definitely helps build qi.

Often when we begin horse stance we should aim to just be able to hold it. Over time, we want to be able to hold it longer and deeper so that the qi can accumulate. This takes strength in the legs, and flexibility in the hips. When we can do this, it will help our qigong, tai chi, or meditation practice.

This exercise helps you get deeper into your horse stance. It is part of a special qi gong practice that I like to call “Tree Gong!”