The principal aim of qigong is to foster the circulation of qi within the body, thereby enhancing the health and vitality of the whole person.
Through qigong, qi is circulated in patterns that are directly related to the nervous and vascular systems, which is also connected to the practical concepts of acupuncture and other oriental healing arts.
The secondary (but by no means lesser) principal aim of qigong is to foster a calm and tranquil mind, done by focusing on precise execution of these exercises. Through learning qigong movements correctly, one is provided with practical avenues for learning about such things as balance, alignment, fine scale motor control, rhythm of movement, the genesis of movement from the body’s vital center, and so on. Many practitioners receive benefits in terms of correcting poor postural, alignment or movement patterns which contribute to tension, injury, and difficulties with aging.