Hatha vs Taoist yoga

“Most people in the west just know about Hatha yoga-very few are aware that China actually had an entire Yoga system. As Indian Hatha yoga was classically a bridge to meditation, Taoist yoga or what we call Longevity Breathing Yoga was a preliminary practice for other Taoist energy arts, including Qigong and the three internal martial arts of Tai Chi, Ba gua and Hsing-i as well as Taoist meditation.”   Bruce Frantzis