Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Something on Chi

One question which bugs me is.... what is chi?

It's been bugging me for about a decade and fathoming its depths can be a lifelong study. And damn frustrating and exasperating. Ok, I could just jump into the books and accept what'd written about chi energy. That will get me by but do I really understand what it represents?

To me, chi is life. The ancient Chinese described it as "life-force" and for good reason. Chi permeates everything and links the parts of our surroundings together. The Tai Chi practitioner and Acupuncturist understand chi energy. They likened it to the flow of energy around and through the body, linking each part forming a cohesive and functioning unit. By understanding its rhythm and flow they can guide exercises and treatments to give us stability and longevity.