Qigong has sometimes been misconstrued as being a form of magic, given the mysterious force and power it provides.

The practice involves a series of systemic movements and breathing patterns to produce “chi”, or energy. Once you learn how to access this energy, you can direct it to other parts of your body to produce energy which is strong enough to heal, and as evidence in this video – powerful enough to resist injury.

This video excerpt from National Geographic has drawn over 8 million views. Watch to see how true Qigong masters use it to break bricks and even resist stabbings. While we don’t suggest you try this at home, it’s fascinating to see how powerful we the human mind and body can be. Have you ever experienced or witnessed anything like this? Share your story!