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The great yogis of the east do not run, exercise, lift weights etc. All they do is deep breathing exercises and that's how they become strong, powerful, and healthy. They don't build any muscles or run marathons, but they are stronger and healthier than the ones who do. I'm not saying you should not exercise but all I'm saying is that you should concentrate on your deep breathing more than anything else because that's where the secret lies.
The essential qi
It is the essence of things that gives life to them.
Below, it gives birth to the five grains (elements);
above, it is the ranks of stars.
Flowing between heaven and earth:
we call these ghosts and spirits.
Stored within the breast:
we call these sages.
This qi is
So bright! As though climbing to heaven.
So dark! As though entering the abyss.
So broad! As though permeating the sea.
So compact! As though residing within oneself.
Cannot be detained through physical force,
but may be brought to rest by force of virtue.
It may not be summoned by means of sound,
but may be received through one’s thoughts.
- Guanzi (管子): The Inner Enterprise (Neiye 內業)
Originally posted by ChuckNasty
I'm going to speculate that it's both the exercise and deep breathing.