Qigong (pronounced "chee-gung) means balancing and harmonizing with the energy of life. In Chinese, Qi is "life energy," Gong
means work, skill, or cultivation.
Qigong practitioners gather, circulate and harmonize internal energy with the energy of the universe to improve health and achieve deep relaxation and peace of mind. The practice of Qigong includes gentle, dance-like movements, mindful breathing, meditation and self massage.
Tai Chi is a walking form of Qigong that features more complex movements and foot work. Originally a martial arts form used for fighting and self defense, Tai Chi is now practiced primarily for health improvement.
Qigong and Tai Chi are both proven methods for improving balance, gaining greater vitality, reducing stress and strengthening the immune system.