Qigong translates literally as "energy work". Most people refer to Qigong as Tai Chi, however this is technically incorrect. Tai Chi is a martial art with self-defense aspects for combat application. Qigong is an internal Chinese meditative practice which often uses slow graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to promote the circulation of Qi within the human body, and enhance a practitioner's overall health.
With more than 10,000 styles of Qigong and 200 million people practicing, these methods. Qigong is both a physical and energetic exercise and mind-body centering. It involves the coordination of specific postures and motions that bring a stronger connection between the mind and body. It also focuses on developing and balancing Chi (Qi), the body's inherent energy also used in the Chinese acupuncture system.
Qigong unifies the traditional internal principles of body alignment with a philosophy that embodies the inherent connection between ourselves and the environment around us. It encompasses a vision of oneness in which each person is seen as part of a whole and directs a return to our natural and more innate sense of living.