Breathwork helps put the brakes on acute stress response and diverts the health problems associated with chronic stress. By eliciting the body's relaxation response, deep abdominal breathing helps reduce blood pressure.
Qi Gong practice is about breath, energy and vitality. Qi means energy, and energy is something that we are all seeking. The goal of Qi Gong practice is to increase the quality and quantity of Qi in the body and promote a smooth flow of Qi. When Qi flows smoothly we feel healthy and the spirit is happy. When Qi is out of balance or blocked there is disease and suffering.
Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility. Slow movements and deep breathing increase blood flow and warm up muscles while holding a pose can build strength.