Qi Gong translates as Energy Exercises. Qi means energy and Gong means work or exercises. So literally Qi Gong means exercises for your energy.
Qi Gong is a fairly modern term. Traditionally the exercises these types of exercises were called Nei Gong or Dao Yin. These two terms go back to ancient times. Nei Kung means Internal Exercises. Dao Yin means Leading and Guiding because the postures lead and guide the Qi or energy through the body for different purposes depending on the exercise or exercise set.
Although it is the modern term it encompasses many different exercises. There are thousands of unique styles. So in reality the term Qi Gong is not very descriptive. It is like saying "transportation." But are we talking about air, water, train, automobile, space, etc? Each type of transportation is similar in that involves moving from point A to point B but beyond that each form of transportation can be vastly different. It is the same with Qi Gong.
What Qi Gong styles have in common is that they all work with the body's energy. Beyond that they can be vastly different. There are styles that have moving exercises and there are styles that only have stationary exercises. Some styles are for general health maintenance. Some styles are for specific illnesses. Some exercises are for developing certain attributes like Iron Palm for the martial arts. But, each style works with the body's energy.
There are systems that are very ancient, having been passed down from one generation to the next. There are also modern systems that have been recently created. Many people benefit from both types. People praise the ancient Qi Gong systems as having passed the test of time and the creators of the modern systems site improvement and innovation as their motivation.
If you are just starting your practice it is important to find out about the style you are interested in. What is its history, characteristics, and goals.
If you have practiced a style of Qi Gong for a while it is important to realize that other styles might be different from your own, have different methods of practicing, different characteristics, and different goals.
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