What is Chi?
January 31st, 2011
Golden Harmony Kung Fu, Virginia
Blog #2- Sifu Gordon Wicks
A big question asked by students of Chi- Gong: What the heck is Chi? This term is too often misunderstood, and misrepresented. It is very simple yet not as easy to explain.
Chi- simply translated means “breathe”. Gong- work.
The practice of Chi- Gong is “breathe work”.
Chi has been said to be many things; life force energy, the ethereal substance that binds all things, electromagnetic energy, so on and so on.
Truthfully, Chi is fundamental basis of all animate beings. The first page of the book of Genesis, refers to this as the Word (I assume spoken from the breathe of the Divine).
Chi within the body is the elixir of oxygen mixed with the chemicals from the the reproductive organs and glands within the blood. As this concoctions moves through the organs, and tissues of the body, it causes the cells to vibrate at certain frequencies. This in turn causes an electromagnetic charge that stimulates the tissues and creates field or spherical wave around the cells, the organs and tissues and the body. (more…)