One of the primary ways we achieve a state of harmony is through breathing meditation. Proper breathing is instrumental in connecting to the Tao and pulling energy into the body. With mindful attention of breath (inhale/exhale, patterns, rate, and pauses) mind and body become one. Proper breathing must be the foundation of all postures practiced during Sun Do. It is the essence of connecting to and releasing qi within and around you.
In Sun Do, breathing begins in the lower tancheon, also known as the earth center. There are two other energy centers: one located in the heart and another between the eye brows, also called the third eye. The connection of these tancheons, and thus, the unification of mind, body and spirit, is an integral part of attaining internal alchemy or transformation of self.