What is Yoga and Qigong? 

Qigong has been called "Chinese Yoga", just as Yoga has been referred to as "Indian Qigong". However, unlike Qigong, Yoga has no direct link to martial arts practices. Both Yoga and Qigong are styles that are excellent for concentration, focused stretching and strengthening of the body and mind. 

The Chinese practice of Qigong has many similarities with yoga, so combinations of the two traditions have become popular. Both Yoga and Qigong use controlled breathing, movement from a strong core and meditation to achieve physical and mental balance. 

Go to Yoga and Qigong if you want: 

Flowing movement 

Breath-synchronised movement 


Physical yoga poses 

Gentle exercise 

Senior yoga 

Watch a Yoga and Qigong intro 

Watch a Yoga and Qigong class 

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Lucy Edge 

is a yoga advocate and writer with three yoga books to her name, including the beloved travel memoir Yoga School Dropout. She writes regularly for the national press, has authored over 150 guides to types of yoga and yoga poses, discovered nearly 250 proven health benefits of yoga through her painstaking classification of 300 clinical studies, and collected more than 500 personal testimonials to the real life benefits of yoga. She is also the creator of our yoga shop – YogaClicks.Store – handpicking yoga brands that are beautifully made by yogis committed to environmental and social sustainability.