Used extensively in Taijiquan, although there are marked differences.
Qigong is energy training and makes use of a Zen state of mind.
The soft style of the Eight Section Brocade, or Eight Treasures Exercises, emphasizing Daoist exercise methods and aims, is arguably now the most popular qigong exercise set practiced all around the world.
also known as Chi Kung
- Pinyin: Qi-gong
- Pronounced: Qi - q as the ch' in chew, i as in ee.
- Pronounced: g as in gamble, ong as the German Jung (FIXME - how is that pronounced?)
Types of Qigong ∞
There is no one standard way of defining the "types" of Qigong:
- Quiescent and dynamic (internal and external)
- Standing, sitting, lying down, and moving
- Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, medical, and martial
- Shaolin Cosmos Chi Kung, Shaolin Damo Chi Kung, Taiji Eighteen Steps Chi Kung, Flying Crane Chi Kung, Fragrance Chi Kung and so on.
Different chi kung techniques as different types of chi kung, in which case there are thousands of them.
Sung denotes relaxation, alertness, sensitivity, awareness, calmness, and a tranquil mind.
Qigong speaks of a concept of practicing exercise to become a chen-jen or "realized being."
- https://web.archive.org/*/http://www.shourinji.net/ENGLISH/Nourishing 6 Qigong.htm
- "Breathe Deep"- the Qigong Newsletter