Tradition has it (that is our way of saying we always believed this but never tried to verify the story because it is of no consequence to us whether it is indeed a verifiable historical fact) that senior monks who labored day and night in cramped drafty places over manuscripts, reproduction of books and teaching initiates, developed this regime to maintain their physical bodies in spite of their otherwise sedentary lifestyle. The exceptional health of aging monks became notable and it did not take long before kings and noblemen requested the services of the holy personal trainers. This proved to be a good source of income for monasteries.

Karman Meditation started with twelve basic movements that are still popular all over the world. Regular practitioners of Karman Meditation sometimes advance to include all three styles, to add additional psychonousomatic (soul, mind and body) benefits.