Qigong is the science of cultivating the body's internal energy, which is called "Qi" in Chinese. For thousands of years, the Chinese have been using Qigong to improve health and cure illness. The Chinese word "Gong" means effort over time. So we can define Qigong as the training or study dealing with the body's internal energy that takes time and effort. The Chinese believe that by harnessing ones Qi, you can tap into the energies of the body and learn to listen, control, and even heal oneself. Qigong addresses all facets of the human being as a science, generating an awareness and appreciation for yourself within your environment, respecting the energies of the earth and the universe, and exploring the vastness of the human condition. The goal of Qigong is to enlighten the individual, and since each person is different, each person can strive to obtain a purpose that is suited towards their own life and lifestyle. Qigong practice is over 5,000 years old and has been refined and developed over time to now reveal some of the deep secrets that have made it so powerful. Qigong shows you how to develop the skills to control your Qi, to enhance your life, and live better than you ever thought was possible.