What it is

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Tai Chi (pronounced Tie Chee) and Qi gong (pronounced chee-gung), is the study and practice of cultivating vital-life-force through various techniques, including: Breathing techniques, Postures, Meditations, & Guided imagery.

Qi means “breath” or “air” and is considered the “vital-life-force” or “life-force energy.”  Tai Chi and Qi gong practitioners believe that this vital-life-force penetrates and permeates everything in the universe; which, corresponds to the Greek “pneuma,” the Sanskrit “prana,” or the Western medical conception of “bioelectricity.” Gong means “work” or “effort” and is the commitment an individual puts into any practice or skill that requires time, patience, and repetition to perfect. Through study, the individual aims to develop the ability to manipulate Qi in order to promote self-healing, prevent disease, and increase longevity.

Tai Chi and Qi gong involves specific movements that may be strung together in a series of motions. 

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