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The practice of Tao Yin was an ancient precursor of qigong, specifically the variety known as neigong, and was practised in Chinese Taoist monasteries for health and spiritual cultivation. Attested from at least 500 BC. Tao Yin is also said to be (along with Shaolin Ch'uan) a primary formative ingredient in the well-known soft style Chinese martial art T'ai Chi Ch'uan.
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Tao Yin is still taught under the name of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong (導引養生功) at the Beijing University of Physical Education.
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