Chi Kung Series: Tao Yoga Chi Kung Series: Inner Alchemy is the ancient art and science of building and using the chi (or energy) within our bodies. The practice of Tao Yoga dates back over 2000 years to the Chinese who used these Taoist meditations for their martial arts, health, and longevity. In the past centuries these practices were secret and taught to only a few privileged students willing to practice for years to learn the basic principals.