Qigong is actually a type of Chinese medicinal practice. Qigong exercise is an internal exercise routine to move the qi around in the body and learn to control the qi.

It is thought that when the qi is low, stagnant at some point or blocked at a point in the body, sickness and physical weakness occurs.

Qigong is a philosophy of physical and meditative routines, and the tai chi exercise people practice in the parks can be considered a type of qigong too. Tai chi is the application for self-defense and martial arts of qigong exercise and philosophy.

Hundreds of millions of people practice some type of qigong or tai chi, and it is a common exercise you’ll see practiced in parks or outdoors in china especially in the mornings.