What the heck is Chi and why Gong?

 

We so often translate the Chinese concept or paradigm of Qi, or Chi, as energy. In the West we have a concept that energy is something that can neither be created or destroyed, is all pervasive, may initiate reactions when encountering electrical or other chemical reactions, including the biochemical and hormonal and protein triggers of the body and is needed to experience life on Earth as we know it. While there are some shocking similarities in the ancient understanding of Chi (Qi) and the modern concept of energy there are still some significant gaps in common knowledge or understanding of the true depth of these concepts in both the East and the West…