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Qi is basically a catch-all term used in Chinese martial arts and medicine to refer to unseen "energy" that surrounds and permeates everything in nature, including human beings, plants, animals, rocks, etc. Is Qi real? Yes, no, maybe. The answer depends on how Qi is defined. Some define it to be an amalgam of different things we can directly or indirectly ...


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The confusion here stems from the fact that the traditional Chinese way of thinking does not make as clear a distinction between the spirit and the physical body. "Chi" is a combination of concentration and body mechanics. In Western terms, it can be described as performing a movement in the correct way, without unnecessary movements, and applying proper ...


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There is no such thing as Qi outside of Movies and Mangas. (If we define Qi as some sort of magic spiritual energy a la Reiatsu). The closest thing to it that actually exists is Getsumei no Michi, which is a type of non-meditation that heightens your awareness. But it's a psychological phenomenon, not magic. Source: I worked directly with a grandmaster of ...


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In my opinion it is a mental state as opposed to a physical one. This in itself can be powerful, as if it removes a self limiting belief, then great. this can be compared to the placebo effect Eg if you believe that you will get better because you are taking a pill then in some cases you can get better. this doesn't really answer the question, but the ...


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Claims to unambiguity are usually bunk Everyone I have ever heard claim about a method towards "unambiguous" experience of qi, has always pointed to a method that causes known physiological effects, not qi. These include: pressing/poking nerves that causes the electric/burning sensation along the nerve path, stance work that causes your body to shake as ...



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