Definition - Qi gong

Qi gong : Qigong (or ch'i kung) 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. Although, there are also many forms of Qigong that are done with no movement at all, in standing, sitting and supine positions, likewise, not all forms of Qigong use breath control techniques.

Qi gong : Qigong (pronounced "chee-gung," also spelled chi kung) is translated from the Chinese to mean "energy cultivation" or "working with the life energy." Qigong is an ancient Chinese system of postures, exercises, breathing techniques, and meditations. Its techniques are designed to improve and enhance the body's qi. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, qi is the fundamental life energy responsible for health and vitality.

Qi gong : Qigong is an increasingly popular aspect of Chinese medicine. Qigong is mostly taught for health maintenance purposes, but there are also some who teach it, especially in China, for therapeutic interventions. Various forms of traditional qigong are also widely taught in conjunction with Chinese martial arts. There are many hundreds, if not thousands, of different styles and schools of qigong.
Qi gong or chi gung : a form of martial art or physical meditation practice in which a state of intense physical concentration is part of the physical training.

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