The Daoyin Yangsheng Gong system of qigong also incorporates several taiji forms. These maintain the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Daoyin Yangsheng Gong throughout the movements by using spiralling motions to smooth the meridians and therefore increase the flow of qi.
Yangsheng Taiji Zhang I and II
The Yangsheng Taiji Zhang (Palm) Forms were created with a view to maintaining the Daoyin Yangsheng Gong principles and therefore involve spiralling of the limbs to promote better qi flow and blood circulation, massage of specific acupuncture points, and there is a combination of fast and slow movements which creates tension and relaxation to again aid in the flow of qi through the meridian system. These forms also adhere to the original principles of taiji and many of the movements have martial applications.
Yangsheng Taiji Jian
The Yangsheng Taiji Jian (Sword) Form maintains the Daoyin Yangsheng Gong principles and therefore includes many spiralling movements, massage of specific acupuncture points, and there is a combination of fast and slow movements which creates a combination of tension and relaxation to aid in the flow of qi through the meridian system. The sword is seen as an extension to the body and therefore the practitioner has to increase their awareness to maintain proper technique and control of the weapon.