It is said that a healthy body has ample and free flowing “qi” with the appropriate amount and quality of qi at each part of the body and each organ. It is thought that qi is the energy flowing throughout the Universe.
It is thought that when qi is abundant and flowing smoothly the body is healthy and strong. Qigong is exercise to help accumulate qi and cause it to flow smoothly around the body. Here is information about the history, philosophy, practice and practical benefits of qigong.
The idea of Qi is very old, being one of the foundational axioms of Daoist philosophy and religion. For thousands of years, important traditional medicine texts have described qi and the ways to manipulate it to improve health and strengthen the body.
Two thousand years ago, important texts described three major ways to help the circulation and accumulation of this qi.