Typically a qigong practice involves rhythmic breathing, coordinated
with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, and a calm mindful state.[3] Qigong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide, and is considered by some to be exercise, and by others to be a type of alternative medicine or meditative practice.[4]
From a philosophical perspective qigong is believed to help develop
human potential, to increase access to higher realms of awareness, and
to awaken one to one’s true nature.[5]