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氣 (qi, chi, ki) is a polysemous word, generally referring to a circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine.

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What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?

What is "Qi power"? Has it been scientifically investigated? How can we achieve this?
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What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?

As discussed in What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?, when no one can really agree on what qi is, the construction of a scientific experiment to verify it is rather ...
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Is chi kung just deep breathing?

Chi kung is supposed to be at the core of our style, but we don't cover it very much in class, for various genuine reasons. From what I gather, it is largely just controlled, deep breathing, from the ...
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