Qi gong (chi kung) is an ancient Taoist system of movement which enhances energy, promotes vitality, and leads to greater relaxation in the mind and body. It is a wonderful form of mindfulness in movement.
Qi gong literally means “working with energy” and has the same roots as traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and tai chi. It draws on the use of breath, gentle movement and mindfulness to cleanse, strengthen and circulate chi (qi or life force).
Research at the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine shows that qi gong extends life span, promotes healing and helps to cultivate a healthy body/mind.