qigong

noun, often capitalized
qi·​gong | \ ˈchē-ˈgu̇ŋ How to pronounce qigong (audio) \

Definition of qigong

: an ancient Chinese healing art involving meditation, controlled breathing, and movement exercises

Examples of qigong in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clifford, who now owns the Center for Integrative Medicine in Mountain Home, taught tai chi, a form of martial arts, and qigong, which integrates posture, movement and other elements to improve mental and physical health. Sean Clancy, Arkansas Online, 30 May 2022 Meanwhile, the University Heights Library, 13866 Cedar Road, will present tai chi/qigong classes from 10 to 11 a.m. March 9. cleveland, 18 Feb. 2022 Geddes or Johnson, a fit 53-year-old who keeps his game sharp by waking at dawn to do qigong, personally escorts every trip. Jen Murphy, Robb Report, 28 Nov. 2021 Shen Yun was formed in 2006 by followers of Falun Gong, which Li Hongzhi had founded in China in 1992 and drew on the tradition of qigong, in which breathing, meditation and movement foster good health or spiritual enlightenment. Matthias Gafni, SFChronicle.com, 11 Jan. 2020 Asia has long been a hot spot of holistic therapies, but herbs, sound healing, reflexology, aromatherapy oils, and qigong are all tipping into the mainstream. Daisy Finer, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Aug. 2019 Those included swimming, bicycling and stretching, as well as tai chi, qigong and Dance Dance Revolution. Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2019 The property is even taking their fitness program outside, offering more qigong and yoga in the fresh air. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, 2 Oct. 2018 Participants listened to instructors from various types of yoga including hatha, qigong and more. Patricia Dillon, Houston Chronicle, 23 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of qigong

1974, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for qigong

Chinese (Beijing) qìgōng, from chi + gōng achievement, skill

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More Definitions for qigong

qigong

noun, often capitalized
qi·​gong | \ ˈchē-ˈgu̇ŋ How to pronounce qigong (audio) \

Medical Definition of qigong

: an ancient Chinese healing art involving meditation, controlled breathing, and movement exercises designed to improve physical and mental well-being and prevent disease

called also chi kung, ch'i kung

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