What is Chi Kung?
Chi Kung (or Qigong) means ‘energy work’ and is an ancient Chinese art that is similar to Yoga and Tai Chi, but the movements and postures are much simpler. It consists of static postures, simple movements, stretching exercises, breathing exercises and sitting, standing and walking meditation. The Chi Kung I practise is called the ‘Five Element Chi Kung’. Each element (earth, metal, water, wood and fire) contains certain properties, which manifest as certain movements in the body. The aim is to try and balance all the elements in the body.
What is Chi?
Chi is a life-force energy, which according to Traditional Chinese Medicine exists in all living beings.
The flow of chi in our body is important for maintaining health.
In other cultures this energy is known as ‘prana’ (India) or ‘ki’ (Japan).