What is Qigong?

When I let go of who I am, I become what I might be

Lao Tzu
  • Qigong was developed in ancient China thousands of years ago for use with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its a systematic application of energy for health, healing, and wellness purposes.
  • Qigong is an exercise and skill of harmonizing the spirit, body, and breath to achieve oneness. It exercises the internal and external body.
  • External cultivation supports bone, skin, and sinew. (sinew is a piece of tough fibrous tissue uniting muscle to bone or bone to bone; a tendon or ligament.)
  • “Qi” (pronounced chee) means air or energy. “Gong” means work.
  • Qi is defined as the circulating life force.
  • It is an active principle forming a part of any living thing.
  • Qi is the central principle in in traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts.
  • The literal translation of Qi is breath, air, or gas.