chi gung

Chi gung is a Chinese term that describes a wide range of physical exercises, these are typically composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial and lymph) and building awareness of how energy moves through the body.

When you learn a chi gung exercise, there are both external (physical) movements and internal (energy) movements, and in China these internal movements or flows are called nei-gung (or internal energy) – it is these internal movements that differentiate chi gung from most other forms of exercise in the West, which often emphasise cardiovascular development or muscular strength.

Chi gung was primarily developed as an exercise system to keep people healthy and it is practiced by people of all spiritual and religious persuasions. Although the origin of chi gung is Taoist, there is no necessity to learn or understand its philosophy to practice Chi gung.

Chi gung is a Chinese term that describes a wide range of physical exercises, these are typically composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial and lymph) and building awareness of how the energy moves through the body.

When you learn a chi gung exercise, there are both external (physical) movements and internal (energy) movements, and in China these internal movements or flows are called nei-gung (or internal energy) – it is these internal movements that differentiate chi gung from most other forms of exercise in the West, which often emphasise cardiovascular development or muscular strength.

Chi gung was primarily developed as an exercise system to keep people healthy and it is practiced by people of all spiritual and religious persuasions. Although the origin of chi gung is Taoist, there is no necessity to learn or understand its philosophy to practice Chi gung.

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