Qigong is a traditional chinese discipline to purify body and spirit. Exercises include routines to train breath, movement, concentration and meditation to improve the flow of “Qi” in the body. Qigong is supposed to extend life energy, strengthen frame of mind und supports demonstrably health prevention. Furthermore is is used for spiritual purposes.
“Qi” is the living energy of the body which moves the body and the world.
“Gong” means “work” or “ability”.
According to this “Qigong” means “continuous work with Qi” or “ability to use Qi”.
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