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What is Qigong & Tai Chi Made Easy?

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Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.
 
The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words.

  • Qi , pronounced chee, means the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.
  • Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice.

Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy. It is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

Qigong is made up of physical postures (moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and focused intentions. Some practices: increase the qi, circulate it, store it, or use qi to cleanse and heal the body.

Tai Chi Made Easy is a very simplified form of Tai Chi that can be learned in small segments to provide a meaningful meditative exercise program.  It can be learned as a sitting, standing, or moving/walking form. Tai Chi is a form of qigong.


Qigong is a highly effective health care practice for self healing. Many health care professionals recommend Qigong and Tai Chi as an important form of alternative complementary medicine.

Other more traditional exercises do not involve the meridian system used in acupuncture nor do they emphasize the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. When these dimensions are added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially.

The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong & Tai Chi:

  • reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system.
  • improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulation, lymph and digestive functions.
  • Western scientific research confirms that Qigong reduces hypertension and the incidence of falling in the aged population.

Benefits of a consistent practice:

  • regain a youthful vitality,
  • maintain health even into old age,
  • helps speed recovery from illness.
  • reestablishes the body/mind/soul connection.

People do Qigong to maintain health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit. When these three aspects of our being are integrated, it encourages a positive outlook on life and helps eliminate harmful attitudes and behaviors. It also creates a balanced life style, which brings greater harmony, stability, and enjoyment

Qigong's great appeal is that everyone can benefit, regardless of ability, age, belief system or life circumstances.