Dr. Evemarie WolkensteinIn pursuit of the perfection of man, Chinese schools of thought, above all Taoism, have found that perfect health is an indispensible precondition of the former.

As a logical consequence, constitutional exercise has come to be seen as an essential part of daily life. Within the framework of a holistic view of the unity of body and soul, movement and exercise is not only regarded as a way to toughen up the body and strengthen the musculature but also as a dynamic that is essential to ensuring spiritual flexibility up to an old age.