View Full Version : What is "Taoist yoga?"

27 June 2013, 04:39 PM
Recently I saw "Taoist yoga" mentioned and I am wondering what exactly "Taoist yoga" is supposed to be. I do know that some of the martial arts and meditation techniques in Chinese tradition were influenced by Hindu yogic practice, but did this happen to such an extent that Taoism adopted yoga techniques in their original forms? I admittedly do not know much about Taoism.

Or, is the term just a new invention of the west along the lines of "Christian yoga," describing something that does not exist outside of artificially manufactured co-optations?