Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system
The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is two Chinese words.
Qi, the life force or vital energy that flows through all things in the universe
Gong, accomplishment, training.
Together, it means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing, and increasing vitality.
Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions.
Many health care professionals recommend Qigong as an important form of alternative, complementary medicine. The slow gentle movements can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged, and can be practiced by all age groups.
Qigong reduces stress, builds stamina, increases vitality, and enhances the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions.
Those who maintain a consistent practice of Qigong find that it helps one regain a youthful vitality, maintain health even into old age, and helps speed recovery from illness. One of the more important long-term effects is that Qigong re-establishes the body/mind/soul connection.
It creates a balanced lifestyle, which brings greater harmony, stability, and enjoyment.