In the Hui Chun Qi Gong set, the Fang Song Gong (放松功) is one of the most important and basic excercises that serves on one hand as a preparation method for going into the following excercise. Later on, it will underlie all the other Qigong exercises, helping to build up the correct body posture and connecting the three outer harmonies with each other.
Qi Bo replied, "In the past, people practiced the Dao, the Way of Life. They understood the principle of balance, of yin and yang, as represented by the transformation of the energies of the universe. Thus, they formulated practices such as Daoyin, an exercise combining stretching, massaging, and breathing to promote energy flow, and meditation to help maintain and harmonize themselves with the universe.
Within the Wudang Principles WDP Classics program the set of the 13 pillars (standing meditation) exercises are one of the five major fundamentals. The pillars can be practiced individually or as a whole set. The time frame is also flexible and should be practice according to the personal level and condition of the practitioner.