Yoga vs Tai Chi Vs Qigong

Similarities and Differences:

Yoga / Qi Gong / Tai Chi are types of exercise that can be categorized as Moving Meditation

All of these practices work with the breath, intention, and focus. Tai Chi, most forms of Qigong, and some types of Yoga add movement, which creates additional health benefits.

For more information on the origins, similarities and differences of the three, please refer to the following links:

http://inquisitive11.wordpress.com/2009/03/17/yoga-vs-qigong-chi-kung-vs-tai-chi-taiji/

Differences Between Tai Chi and Qigong

Qigong literally means “gonging” or cultivating your vital energy (“qi”) over time. As a practice it consists of a combination of movement, self-massage, meditation, and breathing (MORE: What is Qigong, Getting Started with Qigong, Scientific Basis of Qigong). Tai Chi is the most well-known and popular moving form of Qigong. It is essentially meditation in motion, as are all moving forms of Qigong. Qigong practice per se, principally wuji sitting and standing meditation, provides the energetic foundation of Tai Chi. Tai Chi, Qigong and Yoga. All of these practices work with the breath, intention, and focus. Tai Chi, most forms of Qigong, and some types of Yoga add movement, which creates additional health benefits. Click here to read more