Chi kung or Qigong is the practice of using the breathe during physical activity that combines the body mind and spirit as one. It is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and martial arts. “Chi” is known as energy, body energy or vital power and is one of the vital substances of the body and “kung” means force or power. However, in the western world we sometimes think of “chi” as life breath.
Qigong is a combination of breathing and both mental and physical exercises. There are four basic types of qigong: dynamic, static, meditative and activities requiring external aids. It is heavily based on Chinese philosophy.
When you look at qigong you will find that some of the movements are very similiar to yoga and tai chi. This video will show you what the practice looks like.