The word Qi Gong is composed of two Chinese ideograms:
Qi: breath, prana, life force energy; and Gong: representing the work, the means utilised, as well as the mastering of the objective aimed at.
Therefore, Qi Gong means working with the energy, as well as mastering it. It comprises several energetic exercises, issued from the traditional Chinese culture, aiming at individual development, enhancing well-being, maintaining good health, harmonizing body and spirit.
Qi Gong exercises are composed of movements, body postures, breathing exercises and breathing control as well as mental concentration. The main objective is to help a better circulation of the energy in the body and to reinforce it by using the knowledge accumulated by traditional Chinese medicine.
Qi Gong does not require any special condition and also constitutes a good preparation to many existing disciplines because it enhances awareness, develops concentration, awareness and creativity. It also allows living fully the “here and now” through feeling the energy.