What is Qigong? According to the Natonal Qigng Association, “Qigong is an ancient Chinese healthcare system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.” Qi, which is pronounced “chee” in Mandarin, represents the “vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe” and Gong refers to any kind of physical or mental practice. From a traditional Chinese medicine point of view, Qigong is a way of healing the human body through self-training and adjustment. As Qigong became mainstream, a lot of medical research was carried out to study its benefits, and it has been proven tat practicing Qigong can be beneficial to both mental and physical health. History of Qigong Qigong is a type of traditional exercise in China for keeping health and fitness. It was first recognized as “Tu Na” around 3000 years ago in ancient China, Tu Na means breathing and the famous philosopher Zhuang Zi explained in his book Nan Hua Jing that breathing until it reaches down to your heel is the secret of being immortal. by Botakuzi Akeerbieke