How to improve your 'Horse Stance' and increase energy. Horse Stance is one of the most important aspects of Qigong practice. Some exercises help to move stagnant qi, whereas others build it. Horse Stance builds it. With time and practice, 'Horse Stance' can be held longer and deeper so that the qi can accumulate. This takes strength in the legs and flexibility in the hips. Using a tree as an aid can definitely help your practice! Jeff calls it "Tree Gong!"