Qigong

Qigong

[chee-goong, -gong]
noun (sometimes lowercase)
a Chinese system of breathing exercises, body postures and movements, and mental concentration, intended to maintain good health and control the flow of vital energy.
Also, Qi Gong.
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qigong or chi kung (ˈtʃiːˈɡɒŋ)
 
n
a system of breathing and exercise designed to benefit both physical and mental health
 
[C20: from Chinese qi energy + gong exercise]
 
chi kung or chi kung
 
n
 
[C20: from Chinese qi energy + gong exercise]

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Main Entry:  qigong
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a type of ancient Chinese system of postures, exercises, breathing techniques, and meditations to improve one's chi/qi (energy field); also called chi kung, chi gong, chi gung, daoyin
Example:  Qigong may be used as a daily routine to increase overall health and well-being, as well as for disease prevention and longevity.
Etymology:  Chinese 'energy cultivation'
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