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or Qi Gong

[chee-goo ng, -gong] /ˈtʃiˈgʊŋ, -ˈgɒŋ/
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. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Qigong


a system of breathing and exercise designed to benefit both physical and mental health
Word Origin
C20: from Chinese qi energy + gong exercise
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Contemporary definitions for Qigong

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


Qigong may be used as a daily routine to increase overall health and well-being, as well as for disease prevention and longevity.

Word Origin

Chinese 'energy cultivation''s 21st Century Lexicon
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