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Many people do not understand energy work and think it might be a religion; to me it is not. Every human being has to breath, eat, and move to survive. Qigong is a way to do these things so that you feel and function at your best. In China, Qigong has been practiced for 5,000 years and is still practiced today. It's an ancient Chinese health care system to live a nourishing life (Yang Shen); that integrates slow physical movements, slow breathing techniques and mental awareness. Science says everything is energy; we all have life force energy moving through us and around us; in China it's called Chi or Qi, in Japan it's called Ki, in India it's called Prana; different names for the same thing.