In yoga we know the term for life force as Prana, in Qigong the term is Qi.
By practicing the special hand movements known as mudras with brief self-massage before your yoga sequence or meditation you will feel this life force manifest palpably. As a result both your yoga and meditation practice will take on a new dimension of true self-healing.
Qigong, like yoga, has a centuries old alliance with nature’s Qi/Prana. However Qigong is often practiced outside with the intention of ‘communicating’ with the Qi of the trees, air, water and the stars, in particular the ‘Big Dipper.’