Why Internal Arts are beneficial

> > [Internal exercises](http://bit.ly/a8iHM) differ vastly from 'external exercises' and other activities that primarily emphasize the external figure. The stress, strain, pain, and contortions associated with external exercises deplete the body of its energy and disturb the delicate biological balance of the internal organs. This impairs the body's ability to fight off viruses and other disease causing agents, thereby causing not only any number of illnesses, but also premature aging and fatigue. Muscular bodies do not protect against disease-causing agents; internal organs do. > > > > ~Dr. Stephen Chang > >

This is a great quote from Dr. Chang as to why the Chinese “internal arts” are so beneficial in restoring and maintaining health.