“I do not believe in Qi!”,
“I don’t believe you can move a person without touching them!”,
“It’s all psychological!”.
When I heard some people say those things, I thought to myself “Great! Keep saying that, don’t change until you die!”
But..what I was surprised about was a few of those who said it are Taiji practitioners !
Nowadays, many scientists and doctors go to study acupuncture, Qigong, Homeopathy, Feng Shui, I-Ching etc. They all want to find out ‘What is Qi ?‘.
They want to find out how the eastern culture and skill can ‘save’ the world. Through their studies, they have already found that Qi covers many things: infrared radiation (heat), static electricity, magnetic fields, gamma rays and other tiny particle streams. They still need to do more research.
Within the Chinese Culture, Qi is the ‘spirit’. The Chinese character for Qi is made up of two ‘words’: one is ‘rice’, the other is ‘steam’.
When we cook rice using water and fire we see steam, so the first time we ‘saw’ Qi was from observing steam. Therefore Qi has no shape, it is not fixed, it is something you might see, something you might smell and something you might feel.
Introduction to Chi Gong (Qigong – Khí công)