Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, has become a worldwide phenomenon since it was introduced to the public in 1992. The practice is not too unfamiliar to tai-chi or yoga. An ancient form of qigong, Falun Gong is a practice of refining the body and mind through special exercises and meditation.
The practice, which combines slow hand movements and meditation is believed to help to stimulate mind and body. The five exercises are easy to learn yet powerful and effective - Buddha Showing a Thousand Hands, Falun Standing Stance, Penetrating the Two Cosmic Extremes, Falun Heavenly Circulation and Way of Strengthening Divine Powers - all involve the repetition of simple movements.