Introduction to Qigong
Guo, Dr. Ac.
Qigong (pronounced chee goong) is a Chinese system
of physical training, philosophy, and preventive and therapeutic
health care. Qi (or chi) means air, breath of life or vital essence.
Gong means work, self-discipline, achievement or mastery. This
art combines aerobic conditioning, isometrics, isotonics, meditation,
and relaxation. Qigong is a discipline whose practice allows us
to gain control over the life force that courses throughout our
bodies. There are more than 3,000 varieties of qigong, and five
major qigong traditions: the Taoist, Buddhist, Confucian, martial
arts, and medical. Qigong is thus a soft form of a related set
of disciplines that includes Taiji (Tai Chi Quan) and the hard
form of Kung Fu.(From acupuncture.com)