Monthly Archives: July 2013

The roots and origins of qigong as a healing art

The roots and origins of qigong as a healing art

Blogger and qigong teacher Tiffany Jones, has written an enlightening review of the roots and origins of qigong for the Into Mountains, Over Streams; International Journal of Qigong (online). Which takes for its focus a book by Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming called “The Roots of Chinese Qigong” a sample of which (pages 1 -118) can be […]

What is Qigong and how can we learn about it?

What is Qigong and how can we learn about it?

Qigong (also spelled Ch’i Kung) is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind. In the […]

What is the Qi (氣) in Tai Chi and Qigong and how does it work?

What is the Qi (氣) in Tai Chi and Qigong and how does it work?

In the many articles and news items which proliferate in the media about Tai Chi and Qigong and Chinese medicine, the word which crops up again and again is ‘qi’ (氣). Pronounced ‘chee’ and not to be confused with the word ‘chi’ in Tai Chi the concept of ‘qi’ pervades much of Chinese medicine and […]