Standing meditation is the single most important form of Qigong because it integrates posture, relaxation and breath. Standing helps to develop strength, body structure awareness, and a tranquil mind. A regular standing meditation practice also increases a person's vital energy or Chi. The quality of ones standing meditation practice is more important than the length of time spent in standing meditation.
There are various forms of seated meditation that focus one's consciousness upon itself. Mindfulness is gained through techniques of zazen (no mind) meditation, chanting, and breath work.Seated on floor or in a chair.