What is Qi / Chi?
Qi pervades the universe and all living things. We are all born with it.
Qi is the Chinese term for life energy, or life spirit, a vital force that flows through all living things. It is an essential part of acupuncture, qigong, reiki, and the martial arts of the East.
Qi is life force, breath, energy. The point below the navel is the storehouse of our Qi, called DanTian.
Cultivation and balancing of Qi is mainly done by breathing exercises and adding movements called Qi Gong. It’s a holistic set of movements practiced by cultivating and focusing on the DanTian, by inhaling and exhaling through your nose with your tongue on the top palette.
By focusing on our breath, we practice and learn how to be relaxed, relieve stress, enhance blood circulation and prolong life.