Qìgōng 气功〔traditional: 氣功〕

qì 气/氣 – life energy
gōng 功 – work

The term qigong is used only in the modern times, but it refers to the old methods of spiritual and energetic self-development form China. Mainly based on Daoist methods, but also Buddhist influences can be seen.

Commonly the range of different types of Qigong reaches from moving exercises to still exercises with imagination only, also voice and sound might be incorporated, up to complete meditation.

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